Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

36 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.531

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik with design of dark blue ground evenly powdered with a rosette form framed in a diagonal lattice. Printed with neutral yellowish orange and light neutral yellowish orange.

Provenance

Purchased through Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy for the MFA from the private colletion of the Javanese prince Ario Kurumodiningrat, an elder brother of the then reigning sultan in Surakarta (Solo); April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund