Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.507

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik with design of patchwork composed of small rectangular and triangular shapes with a variety of patterns in dark blue, black, light brown and natural ecru.

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