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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Man's or woman's cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with design of flower bouquets and birds in reddish-brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground with a scalloped border on three sides with repeating floral motif in reddish-brown and natural ecru on a dark blue.

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, 19th century

Dimensions

108 x 238 cm (42 1/2 x 93 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1289

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes