Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

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


Object Place: Pekalongan (?), Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

104.5 x 183 cm (41 1/8 x 72 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1327

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) 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 flowers and peacock motifs in blue, green, yellow on a natural ecru ground with a diagonal latticework in brown and a broad panel (kepala) with flowers and birds in blue-green, white and yellow. Across the bottom is a scalloped border; across the top 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