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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Man or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong). At one end is a dark blue panel (kepala) with a design of bunches of flowers and scattered flowers in natural ecru, brown and dark blue; the central field (badan) has an overall design of diamonds and diagonal bands...

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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, late 19th century

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia


109 x 217 cm (42 15/16 x 85 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts