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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of dark blue ground on which strange forms including birds and animals are powdered in a very irregular manner, printed with light and dark neutral orange and white.


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, Indonesian


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts