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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 scrolling plants with roosting peacocks in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground and a deep panel (kepala) with floral and bird motifs and scalloped edges on a dark...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection


Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th century

Object Place

Pekalongan (?), Java, North coast, Indonesia


107 x 204.5 cm (42 1/8 x 80 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts