Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.581

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 diagonal lattice of small and large ovoid motifs, each containing two small crosses, (kawung pattern variation) in natural ecru, dark blue, black and light brown.

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