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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 overall design of scattered human, animal and birds motifs in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground with diagonal herringbone pattern.

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

Tasikmalaja (?), Java, Central or Western, Indonesia

Dimensions

107 x 246 cm (42 1/8 x 96 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1319

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes