Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Indonesia (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

99 x 193 cm (39 x 76 in.)

Accession Number

11.1281

Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain weave, stamp (cap) wax resist-dyed (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s or woman’s rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with a design of diagonal bands of stylized oval motifs (kawung) in brown, bright yellow, and red in the central field (badan) and a design of conventional flowers in yellow, brown, and red on one end (kepala).

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection