Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 104.0 x 259.0 cm

Accession Number

42.657

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, stamped (cap) wax-resist (batik)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with overall design of a repeating oval and diamond pattern (tjeplokkan or djilamprang)
in brown and natural ecru on a dark blue ground.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Florence A. Chase to the MFA on December 10, 1942

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Florence A. Chase