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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Man's or woman's cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with design in main field (badan) of diagonal bands of broken dagger pattern (parang variation) in dark blue and brown on natural ecru and a broad panel (kepala) of scattered flowers divided by a diagonal scalloped band with...

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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, 19th century

Dimensions

108 x 204.5 cm (42 1/2 x 80 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1322

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, wax-resist dyed (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes