Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

24 x 34 cm (9 7/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.527

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 on which is a small lattice design joined at the corners by small rosettes printed with light and dark neutral orange and black, on the blue ground are small white dots.

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