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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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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


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts