Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

Overall: 41 x 50cm (16 1/8 x 19 11/16in.)

Accession Number

21.538

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 cloth with design of stylized plants and large Garuda wings (sawat) in brown and natural ecru on a dark blue ground.

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