Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

100 x 239 cm (39 3/8 x 94 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

93.1453

Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain-weave ground, wax-resist dyed (batik)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with overall design in the main field (badan) of a repeating diamond and lobe motif in black and natural ecru on a red ground and a deep border (kepala) on each end with design of interlocking triangle motif (tumpal) in red, black and natural ecru.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor at the Javanese village at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893; gift of Charles Greely Loring to MFA in October, 1893

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring