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Head wrapper (iket kepala)

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Man's square cotton batik head wrapper (iket kepala) with a diamond-shaped central field (tengahan) of natural ecru surrounded by an overall design of single wing (lar) motifs and stylized plants in dark blue and brown over a ground pattern of husked grains of rice (gabah sinawur).

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Batik

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

Object Place

Surakarta or Jogjakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

106 x 107 cm (41 3/4 x 42 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.762

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes