Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese) for Western export
Dutch colonial rule
1900 to 1925


Object Place: Java, Indonesia, North Coast

Dimensions

189 x 104 cm (74 7/16 x 40 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1062

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, stamped (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 sarong) with an overall design in the central field (badan) of a diagonal latticework filled with small hearts and crosses in tan and natural ecru on a dark blue ground and a deep band (kepala) with interlocking triangles (tumpal design) and scrolling floral motifs in dark blue and tan on a natural ecru ground.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Franz Aigner to the MFA on December 13, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Franz Aigner