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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 design of stylized single wings (lar) and ovals with simple crosses inside (kawung) in brown, dark blue and black on a natural ecru ground. The kawung design, which resembles the cross-section of a palm...

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection


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

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia


106 x 258 cm (41 3/4 x 101 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts