Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
early 20th century


Object Place: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

Length and Width: 104.1 x 254 cm (41 x 100 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1271

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with design of brown and navy leaf pattern with butterfly and tree frog motif on a beige ground.

Provenance

Purchased in Djakarta, Java in 1969 from the shop/studio of Iwan Tirtaamidjio, the leading batik artist from 1960-1980. MFA purchase June 21, 2006.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund