Head wrapper (iket kepala)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Surakarta or Jogjakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

107 x 106.5 cm (42 1/8 x 41 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1333

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s square cotton batik head wrapper (iket kepala) with diamond-shaped central field (tengahan) in dark blue surrounded by quadrants of diagonal intersecting lines and spots (parang pattern variation) in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection