Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century

Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia


20 x 32 cm (7 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .32+ x .20

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sample of cotton batik with design of light neutral orange ground closely covered with fine wavy lines printed with neutral orange and black. On this are powdered cocks, houses, etc. printed with dark blue and neutral orange.


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