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Batik sample

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Printed by the reserve process and often called batik. The ground is covered with light neutral yellow orange scales outlined with neutral orange and black. In the center of each scale is a small black dot. In the middle of the piece is a miraculous bird on a spot of dark blue conforming to its...

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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


41 x 51 cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .51 x .41+

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Textiles and Fashion Arts