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Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with an overall pattern of five rows of fish medallions in blue, gray and white on a gray ground, a design possibly inspired by Chinese ceramics.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, Boston May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Batik

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

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia

Object Place

Java (Central)

Dimensions

L x W: 254 x 107 cm (100 x 42 1/8 in. )

Accession Number

11.1284

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes