Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

41 x 51 cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .51 x .41+

Accession Number

21.656

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. The ground is light yellowish orange closely covered with small curling lines and powdered with strange natural and unnatural forms, printed with neutral orange, dark blue and black.

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