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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik. The ground is a light neutral yellow closely covered with irregular spots and curling lines printed with light neutral yellow, black and dark blue.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

49 x 41 cm (19 5/16 x 16 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .41 x .49+

Accession Number

21.546

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles