Head wrapper (iket kepala)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial period
late 19th to early 20th century


Object Place: Surakarta or Jogjakarta, Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

106 x 107 cm (41 3/4 x 42 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.762

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s square cotton batik head wrapper (iket kepala) with a diamond-shaped central field (tengahan) of natural ecru surrounded by an overall design of single wing (lar) motifs and stylized plants in dark blue and brown over a ground pattern of husked grains of rice (gabah sinawur).

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund