Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

106 x 255 cm (41 3/4 x 100 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.765

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

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 repeating stylized floral medallions (tjeplokkan pattern) in brown and natural ecru on a dark blue ground.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund