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Lower body wrapper (kain panjang)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with an overall design of alternating bands of diagonal "broken knife" motifs (parang rusak) and bands of small diamonds in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground. The parang design is one of the "forbidden"...

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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

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

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

108 x 275 cm (42 1/2 x 108 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1296

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes