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Ceremonial lower body wrapper (kain dodot)

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Ceremonial cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain dodot) with central field (tengahan) in solid dark blue surrounded by a deep border of stylized plant, animal and temple motifs (semen pattern) in light brown and dark blue from which long, sinuous points (tjemoekirrans) extend into the center...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA on November 5, 1931

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, mid-19th century

Object Place

Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

210.1 x 319 cm (82 11/16 x 125 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.913

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes