Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century

Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonsia, central


50 x 41 cm (19 11/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, hand-dawn (tulis) wax-resist (batik)

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sampleof cotton batik with design of dark blue ground crossed diagonally with parallel lines of tiny white dots broken at intervals by groups of three light neutral orange dots. The surface is powdered with small symmetrical flower sprays and birds arranged in discs, printed with neutral orange and light neutral orange.


1921, sold by Prince Ario Kusumodiningrat (b. circa 1860), Surakarta, to Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: April 7, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund