Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

24 x 35 cm (9 7/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.537

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik cloth with design of grid work enclosing groups of four ovoid motifs (kawung pattern variation) in natural ecru, light brown 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