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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 central field (badan) of flowers and birds on a diagonal latticework in brown and light blue on a natural ecru ground and a deep band (kepala) with scalloped edges and floral motif with birds...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey to the MFA on April 12, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey

Batik

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

Object Place

Pekalongan (?), Java, North coast, Indonesia

Dimensions

106.0 x 212.0 cm

Accession Number

45.238

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes