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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of Diagonal bands printed alternately with neutral orange and dark blue ground. The dark blue bands are powdered with small star and disc forms. On the neutral orange bands are groups of ovals each containing two small crosses. The designs are printed with...

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Provenance

Purchased through Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy for the MFA from the private collection of the Javanese prince Ario Kusumodiningat, 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

Dimensions

31 x 20 cm (12 3/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .20 x .31

Accession Number

21.616

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles