Man's or woman's lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


104 x 206 cm (40 15/16 x 81 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s or woman’s cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with design on one end of a dark blue panel with flowering vines, scattered flowers and butterflies in brown, cream white and blue. The main field (badan) is deep cream color and decorated with birds and leaves; borders at the top and bottom. Sewn together to form a loop.


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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection