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Sample of cotton batik cloth with design of stylized plants and large Garuda wings (sawat) in brown and natural ecru on a dark blue ground.


Purchased by MFA, through Dr. Coomaraswamy, on April 21, 1921 from the private collection of the Javanese prince Ario Kusumodiningrat, an elder brother of the then reigning sultan in Surakarta (Solo)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Object Place

Surakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts