Head wrapper (iket kepala)

Batik

Javanese
Dutch colonial period
19th century


Dimensions

105 x 106 cm (41 5/16 x 41 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

95.214

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, 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 a diamond-shaped central field (tengahan) in natural ecru surrounded by a deep blue border with stems ending in buds joined by irregular lines in brown, black and white.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection