Lower body wrapper fragment (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Java, Indonesia, Northern or Western

Dimensions

108 x 153 cm (42 1/2 x 60 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1340

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s skirt rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) fragment with overall design of Indian-influenced scrolling plants, monkeys, elephants and sea creatures in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground. There is a narrow straight border with repeating floral motifs along one edge.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection