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Head wrapper (iket kepala)

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Man's square cotton batik head wrapper (iket kepala) with a diamond-shaped central field (tengahan) in natural ecru surrounded by stylized animals, birds and pavilion and temple (candi) motifs (semen design) on a dark blue ground. The semen design, which represents the rich symbolism of...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Batik

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

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

104 x 109 cm (40 15/16 x 42 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1298

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes