Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Dimensions

107 x 204 cm (42 1/8 x 80 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1299

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with design of Light brown ground covered with a lattice-work of darker brown broken by bunches of conventional flowers and long leaves in three shades of brown, dark blue and white. One one end is a dark blue panel on which are conventional plants and butterflies in three shades of brown, blue and white. The lower edge has a scalloped border; the upper one a straight one.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection