Woman's lower body wrapper (sarong)

Indonesian (Savunese)
Dutch colonial rule
1900–05


Object Place: Savu, Indonesia

Dimensions

121 x 173 cm (47 5/8 x 68 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.467

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, discontinuous supplementary weft, warp yarn-resist dyed (ikat)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rust, blue-black (indigo) and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth. The piece consists of two woven lengths hand-sewn together crosswise. The design, created by ikat technique, is made up of broad and narrow crosswise bands of geometric, abstract floral motifs. These are interspersed with narrow bands of discontinuous supplementary white weft yarns on a blue-black ground.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund