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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of diagonal bands of dark blue down the center of which run lines of tiny light yellowish orange spots and bands of light yellowish orange on which are printed ovals and straight lines in black 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, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

24 x 35 cm (9 7/16 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .35 + x .24 +

Accession Number

21.611

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles