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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 and animal motifs (semen) in blue, brown and tan. The piece is made of two lengths stitched together. The semen design, which represents the rich symbolism of Javanese cosmology, is one of the...

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham


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

Object Place

Surakarta or Jogjakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia


215.0 x 360.0 cm

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts