Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

Batik

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


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

Dimensions

L x W: 254 x 107 cm (100 x 42 1/8 in. )

Accession Number

11.1284

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 five rows of fish medallions in blue, gray and white on a gray ground, a design possibly inspired by Chinese ceramics.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, Boston May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection