Lower body wrapper (kain panjang, kain prada)

Batik
Prada

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Object Place: Java, Indonesia, North coast

Dimensions

82 x 290 cm (32 5/16 x 114 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.895

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with an overall design of repeating bird of paradise (cenderawasih) or phoenix and plant motifs in black and gold on natural ecru ground; gold leaf (prada) has been applied to one half of the cloth, lengthwise.

Provenance

Gift in Memory of George T. Cottle to the MFA on June 8, 1960

Credit Line

Gift in memory of George T. Cottle