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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 central field (badan) of birds on flowering branches in light and dark blue on a natural ecru ground and a broad panel (kepala) with scalloped edges and bird, flower and butterfly motifs in...

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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 for Label

Pekalongan (?), Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

104.5 x 198 cm (41 1/8 x 77 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1318

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes