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Head wrapper (ikat kepala)

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Man's square-shaped orange silk cloth with narrow hand stitched hem on each crosswise edge. The primary design is an overall lattice of diamond motifs accented by spots of aqua, purple, yellow and natural white created by weft ikat technique.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection puchased by MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Batik

Indonesian, Dutch colonial rule, 19th to 20th century

Object Place

Indonesia

Dimensions

98 x 98 cm (38 9/16 x 38 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.805

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave, weft yarn-resist dyed (ikat)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes