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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik cloth with design of diagonal bands of "broken dagger" pattern (parang) in light brown, natural ecru and dark blue.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA 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) on April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, central, Indonesia

Dimensions

30 x 20 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.562

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles