Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

108 x 204.5 cm (42 1/2 x 80 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1322

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, 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 in main field (badan) of diagonal bands of broken dagger pattern (parang variation) in dark blue and brown on natural ecru and a broad panel (kepala) of scattered flowers divided by a diagonal scalloped band with repeating floral motifs in brown and natural on a dark blue ground; straight, narrow floral border along the top edge and a scalloped floral border along the bottom edge.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection