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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 overall design in the central field (badan) of scrolling vine and floral motifs in dark brown, blue, red, and yellow on a natural ecru ground and a broad panel (kepala) with interlocking triangles (tumpal pattern)...

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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 to early 20th century

Object Place

Lasem (?), Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

105 x 196 cm (41 5/16 x 77 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1331

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, stamped (cap) wax-resist (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes