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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 pattern of wayang puppet figures and stylized plants in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground and divided diagonally by narrow dark blue lines.

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 to 20th century

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia

Object Place

Java (Central)

Dimensions

249 x 108 cm (98 1/16 x 42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1287

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes