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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik cloth with design of repeating oval and diamond motifs (kawung pattern) in dark and light brown on a natural ecru ground.

Provenance

Purchased through Dr. Andanda K. Coomeraswamy for the MFA from the private collection of the Javanese prince Ario Kusumodiningrat, an elder brother of the reigning sultan in Surakarta (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Object Place

Surakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

35 x 25 cm (13 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.525

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles