Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

41 x 50 cm (16 1/8 x 19 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .50+ x .41

Accession Number

21.539

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 orange ground closely covered with fine branching lines printed with black and neutral orange, powdered with a design of strange forms including small discs and curving wings printed with a dark blue, black and neutral orange.

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