Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

106 x 257 cm (41 3/4 x 101 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1321

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist dyed (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s cotton batik lower body wrapper with overall design of stylized plants, creatures and garuda wings (semen pattern) in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection