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Head wrapper (iket kapala)

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Man's square-shaped cotton batik head wrapper (iket kepala) with a central diamond field (tengahan) of natural ecru surrounded by quadrants of diagonal bands of alternating oval (kawung) and "broken knife" (parang) patterns in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey to the MFA on April 12, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place

Surakarta or Jogjakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

104.0 x 105.0 cm

Accession Number

45.243

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, stamped (cap) wax-resit (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes