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Batik sample

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Cotton batik with design of light neutral orange ground with horizontal bands of neutral orange edged with fine curling lines printed with black. Lines of dark blue spots cross the piece diagonally.


Purchased through Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy for the MFA from the Javanese prince Ario Kusumodiningrat, an elder brother of the then reigning sultan in Surakarta (Solo); April7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, central, Indonesia


20 x 32 cm (7 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts