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Ceremonial lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik and gold leaf (prada) lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with overall grid of repeating leaf and floral motifs in dark blue, tan and gold on a natural ecru ground. There is a circular medallion with a bird motif in the center of the cloth. Batiked in...

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Provenance

Purchased through Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy for the MFA on April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Batik

Kain prada

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

Object Place

Java, Indonesia

Object Place

Java

Dimensions

208 x 72 cm (81 7/8 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.662

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, stamped (cap) wax-resist (batik), applied gold leaf (prada)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes