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Sample of cotton batik with design of bands of light yellowish orange divided by narrower bands of dark blue, the yellowish orange bands are ornamented with irregular forms printed with black and neutral orange, on the blue bands are heart shape figures printed with light yellowish orange,...

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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, central, Indonesia

Dimensions

41 x 50 cm (16 1/8 x 19 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .50+ x .41+

Accession Number

21.621

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles