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Lower body wrapper (kain panjang, kain prada)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with an overall design of repeating bird of paradise (cenderawasih) or phoenix and plant motifs in black and gold on natural ecru ground; gold leaf (prada) has been applied to one half of the cloth, lengthwise.

Provenance

Gift in Memory of George T. Cottle to the MFA on June 8, 1960

Credit Line

Gift in memory of George T. Cottle

Batik

Prada

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

Object Place

Java, North coast, Indonesia

Dimensions

82 x 290 cm (32 5/16 x 114 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.895

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax resist-dyed (batik), applied gold leaf (prada)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes