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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 central field (badan) of flowers and peacock motifs in blue, green, yellow on a natural ecru ground with a diagonal latticework in brown and a broad panel (kepala) with flowers and birds 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

Pekalongan (?), Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

104.5 x 183 cm (41 1/8 x 72 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1327

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes