Head wrapper (iket kepala)

Batik

Dutch (for the Java trade)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th to early 20th century


Place of Origin: Holland

Dimensions

105 x 110.5 cm (41 5/16 x 43 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

58.1173

Medium or Technique

Cotton; plain weave, block-printed

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cotton imitation batik head wrapper (iket kepala) with a central field of stylized floral and leaf motifs in red and blue on a natural ecru ground. There are three narrow borders and one wide one showing stylized flowers, leaves and birds.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on November 13, 1958

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Eliot N. Jones