Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

20 x 30 cm (7 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.607

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 diagonal bands of broken dagger pattern (parang variation) in brown and natural ecru alternating with diagonal bands of floral motifs in dark blue, brown and natural ecru.

Provenance

Purchased 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); April 7, 1921.

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund