107 x 195 cm (42 1/8 x 76 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.95 x 1.07
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Man or woman’s skirt. Printed by the reserve process and called by the Javanese word “batik”. In the middle is a broad panel on which is a design of deep points in dark brown, red, blue, green, yellow and white. This is held in by bands of geometric and conventional floral ornament. Beyond these is a cream white ground on which are large flowers with star-shaped centers and leaves in white, brown, red, blue, green and yellow. On the bottom is a scalloped border; on the top a straight one.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911
Denman Waldo Ross Collection