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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of Light neutral ground on which the design of diagonal bands of irregular shape are printed with black and neutral orange. Similar to 21.589 except that there are little groups of white dots in the center of the diamond-like forms in 21.591.


Purchased through the Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy for the MFA from the private collection of the Javanese prince Ario Kusumodiningrat, an elder brother of the then reigning sultan in Surakarta (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, central, Indonesia


25 x 35 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .35 x .25

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts