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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 a design of diagonal bands of stylized oval motifs (kawung) in brown, bright yellow, and red in the central field (badan) and a design of conventional flowers in yellow, brown, and red on one end (kepala).


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Java, Indonesia


99 x 193 cm (39 x 76 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain weave, stamp (cap) wax resist-dyed (batik)


Textiles and Fashion Arts