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Head wrapper (iket kepala)

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Man's square cotton batik head wrapper (iket kepala) with diamond-shaped central field (tengahan) in dark blue surrounded by quadrants of diagonal intersecting lines and spots (parang pattern variation) in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground.

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 century

Object Place

Surakarta or Jogjakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

107 x 106.5 cm (42 1/8 x 41 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1333

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes