Length of silk (kain plangi)

Indonesian (Balinese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Lombok, Indonesian

Dimensions

11 x 51 cm (4 5/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.802

Medium or Technique

Silk, dyes; plain-weave, tie-dyed (plangi)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular silk cloth folded and tied in bunches, some bound in vegetable fiber, on a purple ground. This piece demonstrates the tie-dye process.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund