Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.676

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 on which is printed a design of plants andious fish, birds, reptiles and insects, including a dragon, a crocodile and a crab.

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