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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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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on 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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.1344

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes