Batik sample

Indonesain (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

20 x 31 cm (7 7/8 x 12 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .31- x .20

Accession Number

21.570

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik with design of light neutral orange ground across which run diagonal bands of dark blue detailed with neutral orange, black and white. From this grow irregular pointed leaves printed with neutral orange and dark blue.

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