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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 an overall repeating pattern of stylized floral arrangements on narrow bands of wavy lines in dark blue and brown on a natural ecru ground; border with interlocking triangles (tumpal) in blue and brown.

Provenance

Gift of Charles Greely Loring to MFA in October 1893

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring

Batik

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

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

107 x 210 cm (42 1/8 x 82 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.1452

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes