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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik. The design consists of circular and curvilinear medalions printed with dark blue, black, neutral orange and light neutral orange.


Purchased through Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy for the MFA from the private collection of the Javanese prince Ariro Kusumodiningrat, an elder brother of the then reigning sultan in Surakarta (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, central, Indonesia


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts