Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule


107 x 205 cm (42 1/8 x 80 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man or woman’s lower body wrapper (kain sarong) design of conventional plants in reddish brown, dark blue and yellow. On two sides and across one end are dark blue borders and a floral design in red, brown, and yellow. On one is a panel. The ground of the panel and border is dark blue, the floral designs are red, brown, blue, and yellow.


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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection