Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century

Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central


20 x 31 cm (7 7/8 x 12 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .31+ x .20

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sample of cotton batik. The design consists of rows of diamonds with dark blue grounds, on which are neutral orange and light neutral orange sprays of flowers alternating with rows of diamonds with light neutral orange grounds, on which are irregular forms printed with light neutral orange.


Purchased through Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy for the MFA from the private collection of the Javanese prince Ario Kusumodiningrat, an elder brother of the then reigning sultan in Surakarta (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund