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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with an overall design in the main field (badan) of floral motifs, leaves, birds and butterflies in red, blue, green and black on a natural ecru ground. On one crosswise end is a deep band (kepala) of elongated triangles...

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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

Pekalongan (?), Java, Indonesia


105 x 192 cm (41 5/16 x 75 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts