Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century


Object Place: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.504

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 clusters of stylized leaf forms in dark blue and brown on a natural ecru 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