Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule


Dimensions

52 x 246 cm (20 1/2 x 96 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1294

Medium or Technique

Cotton; plain-weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with design of alternate diagonal stripes of deep cream color and dark blue. The écru stripes are divided diagonally by dark blue and outlined with brown, the dark blue stripes are detailed with small brown figures. On four sides are narrow blue, brown, and white borders.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection