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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of Light neutral orange ground closely covered with fine branching lines printed with black and neutral orange, powdered with a design of strange forms including small discs and curving wings printed with a dark blue, black and neutral orange.

Provenance

Purchased 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); April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, central, Indonesia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.539

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles