Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

L x W: 213 x 106 cm (83 7/8 x 41 3/4 in. )

Accession Number

95.213

Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain-weave ground, 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 with design of “broken dagger” pattern (parang) in natural ecru, brown and blue on a black ground alternating with narrow bands of diamond motifs.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection