Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

107 x 210 cm (42 1/8 x 82 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.1452

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, 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 repeating pattern of stylized floral arrangements on narrow bands of wavy lines in dark blue and brown on a natural ecru ground; border with interlocking triangles (tumpal) in blue and brown.

Provenance

Gift of Charles Greely Loring to MFA in October 1893

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring