Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Idonesia, Central

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.519

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 design of diagonal lines running in two directions forming diamonds in each of which is a trumpet like flower and several leaves, printed with neutral orange and light yellow 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