Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch Colonial period
late 19th century


Object Place: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

50 x 41 cm (19 11/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.509

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 of meandering bands bound together by rosettes, the ground is powdered with large and small forms from which grow branches with leaves, printed with neutral orange and light neutral orange on a dark blue ground.

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