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Head wrapper (iket kepala)

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Man's cotton batik head wrapper with design of central square field of dark blue surrounded by diagonal bands of the broken dagger (parang) pattern in dark blue and brown on natural ecru ground.

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, 19th century

Dimensions

102.5 x 103.5 cm (40 3/8 x 40 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1297

Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain-weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes