Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

30 x 20 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .20 x .30+

Accession Number

21.654

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 with design of Dark blue ground closely covered with an elaborate design of crosses joined by rosettes; printed with neutral yellowish orange and light neutral yellowish orange.

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