Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th to 20th century


Object Place: Java (Central); Object Place: Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

249 x 108 cm (98 1/16 x 42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1287

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave ground, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist dyed (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 an overall pattern of wayang puppet figures and stylized plants in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground and divided diagonally by narrow dark blue lines.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection