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Breast cloth (kemben)

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Cotton batik breast cloth with design of irregular brown and black lines and stylized birds in dark blue, brown on a natural ecru ground; borders at each crosswise edge with design of bird motifs in dark blue, brown and natural on a dark blue ground and an imitation "fringe" pattern in...

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

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection


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


83 x 276 cm (32 11/16 x 108 11/16 in.)

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Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave ground, wax resist-dyed (batik)


Textiles and Fashion Arts