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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of diagonal bands of "broken knife" and scrolling abstract motifs (parang pattern variation) in brown, dark blue and natural ecru.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, through Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy 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

Object Place

Surakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

41 x 51 cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.620

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles