Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century


Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, central

Dimensions

49 x 41 cm (19 5/16 x 16 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .41 x .49 +

Accession Number

21.617

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sample of cotton batik with design of Dark blue ground on which the design of conventional birds, butterflies and plants is printed with neutral orange, light yellow orange, black and white.

Provenance

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 is Surakarta (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund