Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

25 x 35 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .35 x .25

Accession Number

21.591

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik with design of Light neutral ground on which the design of diagonal bands of irregular shape are printed with black and neutral orange. Similar to 21.589 except that there are little groups of white dots in the center of the diamond-like forms in 21.591.

Provenance

1921, sold by Prince Ario Kusumodiningrat (b. circa 1860), Surakarta, to Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: April 7, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund