Folding fan

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese) for export
about 1964


Object Place: Java, Indonesia (for export)

Dimensions

17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.451

Medium or Technique

Cotton, buffalo horn; plain-weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Folding fan with design of brown and blue batiked (resist-dyed) cotton leaf. Double headed bird center, two birds to sides decorative border. Dark water buffalo horn sticks. Stylized silver ring.

Provenance

Purchased at New York World's Fair, 1964. Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection