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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of Neutral yellowish orange ground on which are medallions framed with diagonal lines printed with light and dark neutral yellowish orange. Dark blue outlines the medallions and details the crossing of the diagonal bands.

Provenance

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 Surakata (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, central, Indonesia

Dimensions

20 x 30 cm (7 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .30+ x .20

Accession Number

21.650

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles