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

Credit Line

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham


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

Object Place

Pakalongan (?), Java, North coast, Indonesia


105.0 x 198.0 cm

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts