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Sample of cotton batik . The ground is a light neutral orange closely covered with curling lines of black and neutral orange, the main features of the design which is printed with neutral orange and dark blue are meandering lines bound by rosettes and a large conventionalized butterfly with...

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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


42 x 50 cm (16 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .50+ x .42

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts