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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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Provenance

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham to the MFA on January 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

215.0 x 360.0 cm

Accession Number

43.11

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes