Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

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


Object Place: Lasem (?), Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

105 x 196 cm (41 5/16 x 77 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1331

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, stamped (cap) wax-resist (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with overall design in the central field (badan) of scrolling vine and floral motifs in dark brown, blue, red, and yellow on a natural ecru ground and a broad panel (kepala) with interlocking triangles (tumpal pattern) and a crosswise band of scrolling floral motifs in blue, red, yellow and natural ecru on a dark brown ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection