Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Pakalongan (?), Java, Indonesia, North coast

Dimensions

105.0 x 198.0 cm

Accession Number

43.12

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist (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 overall design in the main field (badan) of the “broken knife” (parang) pattern in diagonal bands of alternating blue and natural ecru ground with scattered floral motifs in light brown, blue and natural ecru. There is a deep band (kepala) of scrolling floral motifs on alternating bands of blue and light brown ground.

Provenance

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham to the MFA on Janurary 14, 1943

Credit Line

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham