Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

96 x 178 cm (37 13/16 x 70 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1303

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Printed by the reserve process and often called batik. In the middle is a wide band of dark blue with borders and long points of ornament, in blue, white, and dark brown. On each side is a white and brown lined ground, partly covered with large floral forms in blue, brown, and white. Narrow borders at the top and bottom.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection