Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

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


Dimensions

104.5 x 198 cm (41 1/8 x 77 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1318

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, 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 an overall design in the central field (badan) of birds on flowering branches in light and dark blue on a natural ecru ground and a broad panel (kepala) with scalloped edges and bird, flower and butterfly motifs in blue and green over diagonal lines of oblong spots in natural ecru.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection