Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

95 x 218 cm (37 3/8 x 85 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1280

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave ground, stamp (cap) 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 a dark brown ground covered with an overall lozenge design (limarran) made up of short red-brown and light brown lines arranged to form diamonds. Some of these diamonds are outlined with dark blue and detailed with light spots.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection