Head wrapper (iket kepala)

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

77 x 99 cm (30 5/16 x 39 in.)

Accession Number

11.1285

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave ground, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist dyed (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s cotton batik head wrapper (iket kepala) with central diamond shape (tengahan) in natural ecru surrounded by alternating bands of the parang rusak pattern in brown and dark blue on natural ecru.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection