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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of repeating groups of four ovals connected by rosettes and squares with concave sides (kawung pattern variation) in natural ecru, dark blue and light brown.

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 sultan in Sueakarta (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

24 x 35 cm (9 7/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.533

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles