Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

20 x 30 cm (7 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.600

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik with design Crossed by diagonal bands of irregular forms printed alternately with dark blue and light neutral orange ground, the design is printed with neutral 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