Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century

Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central


41 x 50 cm (16 1/8 x 19 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .50+ x .41

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sample of cotton batik with design of Light neutral orange ground closely covered with fine branching lines printed with black and neutral orange, powdered with a design of strange forms including small discs and curving wings printed with a dark blue, black and 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