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Ceremonial lower body wrapper (kain dodot)

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Ceremonial cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain dodot) with overall design of stylized plant, animal, temple and garuda wing motifs (semen pattern) in light brown and natural ecru on a dark blue. The piece is made of two lengths sewn together. The semen design, which represents the rich...

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Provenance

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham to the MFA on Janurary 14, 1943

Credit Line

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham

Batik

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

Object Place

Surakarta or Jogjakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

Height x width: 84 1/4 x 144 1/2 in. (214 x 367 cm)

Accession Number

43.10

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes