Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

41 x 50 cm (16 1/8 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.619

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik cloth with design of various traditional motifs arranged in a patchwork (tambal) pattern in dark blue, brown, black 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