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.)

Accession Number

21.635

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik. The design consists of circular and curvilinear medalions printed with dark blue, black, neutral orange and light neutral orange.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund