Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

49 x 41 cm (19 5/16 x 16 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .41 x .49+

Accession Number

21.546

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. The ground is a light neutral yellow closely covered with irregular spots and curling lines printed with light neutral yellow, black and dark blue.

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