Head wrapper (ikat kepala)

Batik

Indonesian
Dutch colonial rule
19th to 20th century


Object Place: Indonesia

Dimensions

98 x 98 cm (38 9/16 x 38 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.805

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave, weft yarn-resist dyed (ikat)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s square-shaped orange silk cloth with narrow hand stitched hem on each crosswise edge. The primary design is an overall lattice of diamond motifs accented by spots of aqua, purple, yellow and natural white created by weft ikat technique.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection puchased by MFA on July 17, 1930
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund