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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of light neutral orange ground on which are diagonal lines forming diamonds filled in with curling lines radiating from the corners, printed with neutral orange and black.

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

31 x 20 cm (12 3/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.558

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles