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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with a close design of neutral orange and black on light neutral orange vertical and horizontal lines forms squares in each of which is a conventional leaf design.

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, ndonesia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.557

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles