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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 design in the central field (badan) of a diagonal latticework filled with small hearts and crosses in tan and natural ecru on a dark blue ground and a deep band (kepala) with interlocking triangles (tumpal...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Franz Aigner to the MFA on December 13, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Franz Aigner

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese) for Western export, Dutch colonial rule, 1900 to 1925

Object Place

Java, North Coast, Indonesia

Dimensions

189 x 104 cm (74 7/16 x 40 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1062

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes