Fragment of head wrapper (iket kepala)

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 38 x 51cm (14 15/16 x 20 1/16in.)

Accession Number

25.576

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, wax

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of head wrapper (iket kepala) showing the wax resist-dye technique (batik) with wax applied to both sides of cotton fabric in preparation for dyeing of central field and border design.

Provenance

Gift from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to the MFA, November 5, 1925

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy