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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of dark blue ground closely covered with a simple design printed with neutral orange, arranged on diagonal lines to give the effect of an interlacing lattice, there are rosettes of small white dots in the spaces between.


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 reihning 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


34 x 24 cm (13 3/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts