Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesian, Central

Dimensions

33 x 20 cm (13 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.511

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik with design of light neutral orange closely covered with fine waving lines printed with neutral orange and black. On it are medallions printed witih dark blue, neutral orange and light 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