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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of light neutral orange ground closely covered with fine wavy lines printed with neutral orange and black. On this are powdered cocks, houses, etc. printed with dark blue and neutral orange.

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 Surakarta (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

20 x 32 cm (7 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .32+ x .20

Accession Number

21.629

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles