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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 interlacing bands of ovals (kawung) and "broken daggers" (parang) in dark blue and brown on a natural ecru ground and a deep band at one end (kepala) with a floral...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Batik

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

Object Place

Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

104 x 215 cm (40 15/16 x 84 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1332

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes