Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

20 x 31 cm (7 7/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.517

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 with design of floral medallions in a geometric grid work in light brown, dark blue and natural ecru.

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