Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

108 x 238 cm (42 1/2 x 93 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1289

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave ground, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist dyed (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with design of flower bouquets and birds in reddish-brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground with a scalloped border on three sides with repeating floral motif in reddish-brown and natural ecru on a dark blue.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection