User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

Start collecting

Man's or woman's cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with an overall design in the central field (badan) of floral and leaf motifs in red, black and natural ecru on a dark blue ground. On one end is a red panel (kepala) with a floral design in blue and natural ecru. Across the top...

Show Full Description

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

Pekalongan (?), Java, North coast, Indonesia

Dimensions

106 x 206 cm (41 3/4 x 81 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1313

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes