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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Printed by the reserve process and often called batik. In the middle is a wide band of dark blue with borders and long points of ornament, in blue, white, and dark brown. On each side is a white and brown lined ground, partly covered with large floral forms in blue, brown, and white. Narrow...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection


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


96 x 178 cm (37 13/16 x 70 1/16 in.)

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Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)


Textiles and Fashion Arts