Batik sample

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century

Place of Creation: Surakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central


24 x 35 cm (9 7/16 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .35 + x .24 +

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 diagonal bands of dark blue down the center of which run lines of tiny light yellowish orange spots and bands of light yellowish orange on which are printed ovals and straight lines in black and 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