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Lower body wrapper (kain panjang, kain prada)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with overall design of plant, animal and sea creature motifs (semen pattern) in dark blue and gold leaf on a natural ecru ground with small blue dots. There is a border with scrolling floral and imitation fringe motifs...

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Provenance

Gift to MFA on January 14, 1943

Credit Line

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham

Batik

Prada

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

Object Place

Java, Indonesia

Object Place

Java

Accession Number

43.14

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes