Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

41 x 51 cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.620

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 diagonal bands of “broken knife” and scrolling abstract motifs (parang pattern variation) in brown, dark blue and natural ecru.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund