Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesian, Central

Dimensions

41 x 50 cm (16 1/8 x 19 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .50 x .41+

Accession Number

21.510

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 dark blue ground on which strange forms including birds and animals are powdered in a very irregular manner, printed with light and dark neutral orange and white.

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