Batik sample

Indonesian (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

21.647

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. The design consists of rows of diamonds with dark blue grounds, on which are neutral orange and light neutral orange sprays of flowers alternating with rows of diamonds with light neutral orange grounds, on which are irregular forms printed with light neutral orange.

Provenance

Purchased through Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy for the MFA from the private collection of the Javanese prince Ario Kusumodiningrat, an elder brother of the then reigning sultan in Surakarta (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund