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Folding fan with design of brown and blue batiked (resist-dyed) and gilded cotton. Three medallions: wayang puppet figure center, double-headed birds to sides; additional double-headed birds between and to outsides; floral motifs surround; decorative bands top and bottom. Dark water buffalo...

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Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese) for export, Dutch colonial rule, probably early to mid-20th century

Object Place

Java, Indonesia (for export)

Dimensions

21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.449

Medium or Technique

Cotton, gold leaf, buffalo horn; plain-weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes