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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with dark blue ground on which the design of vines, insects and strange forms is printed with light neutral orange and neutral orange.

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

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

Accession Number

21.544

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles