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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of dark blue ground powdered with stars and powdered with small stars and rectangular pointed forms printed with neutral orange and light neutral orange.


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


35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts