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Lower body wrapper fragment (kain sarong)

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Man's or woman's skirt rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) fragment with overall design of Indian-influenced scrolling plants, monkeys, elephants and sea creatures in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground. There is a narrow straight border with repeating floral...

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection


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

Object Place

Java, Northern or Western, Indonesia


108 x 153 cm (42 1/2 x 60 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts