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Lower body wrapper fragment (kain panjang)

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Rectangular cotton batik fragment of a lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with overall ground design of small "fish scales" (grinsing) outlined with brown and dark blue on which are groups of birds, circular medallions containing birds and other stylized motifs in dark blue and brown on a natural...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA on April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Object Place

Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

77 x 104 cm (30 5/16 x 40 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.766

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes