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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with overall design in the main field (badan) of floral and leaf motifs in brown and blue on a natural ecru ground with diagonal bands of wavy brown lines and a broad panel (kepala) with stylized birds and flowers in...

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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

107 x 213 cm (42 1/8 x 83 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1342

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes