Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.594

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 cloth with design of alternating diagonal bands of stylized floral and diamond motifs (parang pattern variation) in dark blue, brown and natural ecru.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, through Dr. Coomaraswamy, on April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund