Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century

Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central


42 x 50 cm (16 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .50 + x .42

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sample of cotton batik with design of Dark blue ground on which is a design, symmetrically arranged, of light yellow orange lozenge shapes detailed with neutral orange, black and dark blue. In the spaces between are symmetrical figures printed with neutral orange and black.


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