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Sampleof cotton batik with design of dark blue ground crossed diagonally with parallel lines of tiny white dots broken at intervals by groups of three light neutral orange dots. The surface is powdered with small symmetrical flower sprays and birds arranged in discs, printed with neutral...

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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, Indonsia

Dimensions

50 x 41 cm (19 11/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.542

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles