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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik cloth with design of diagonal lattice of repeating star and rosette motifs in light brown and natural ecru on a dark blue ground.

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 reigning sultan in Surakarta (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, central, Indonesia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.568

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles