Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Object Place: possibly Lasem, Java, Indonesia, Northeastern

Dimensions

L x W: 186 x 102 cm (73 1/4 x 40 3/16 in. )

Accession Number

95.215

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave ground, stamp (cap) wax-resist dyed (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 repeating diamond motifs with fish and a deep band (kepala) with interlocking triangles (tumpal design) and floral motifs in red on a natural ecru ground.

Provenance

Purchased by donor from the Javanese village at the World's Columbian Exposition; gift to MFA on March 16, 1895

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring