Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

35 x 25 cm (13 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.566

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 light neutral orange ground on which is a design of alternating neutral orange and dark blue squares separated by bands of light neutral orange crossed by parallel lines printed with black and neutral orange.

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