Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)


Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place: Java, Indonesia


106 x 183 cm (41 3/4 x 72 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist (batik)

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s or woman’s rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with overall design in the main field (badan) of repeating rows of three-petaled flower disks in red and yellow on a natural ecru ground and a broad panel (kepala) on one end with flowers and leafs in natural ecru on a red ground. There is a scalloped floral border along one edge and a narrow, straight border with leaf motifs along the other.


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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection