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

21.628

Medium or Technique

Cotton, 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 with design of Dark blue ground powdered with forms suggesting the octopus detailed with tiny circles printed with neutral orange and 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