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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).

Provenance

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

Dimensions

99 x 193 cm (39 x 76 in.)

Accession Number

11.1281

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes