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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 Indian-influenced design in the main field (badan) of undulating asymmetrical plant tendrils and small, monkey-like creatures in red, dark blue and yellow-gold on a natural ecru ground and a broad panel...

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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

Cirebon, Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

104.5 cm (41 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1317

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes