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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with overall design in the main field (badan) of the "broken knife" (parang) pattern in diagonal bands of alternating blue and natural ecru ground with scattered floral motifs in light brown, blue and natural ecru. There...

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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, early 20th century

Object Place

Pakalongan (?), Java, North coast, Indonesia

Dimensions

105.0 x 198.0 cm

Accession Number

43.12

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes