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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of dark blue ground closely and irregularly covered with strange forms including birds, animals, foliage and little houses, etc. printed with neutral orange, light neutral orange and black.


Purchased by MFA through 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) on April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, central, Indonesia


50 x 41 cm (19 11/16 x 16 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .41 x .50

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts