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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 central field (badan) of "broken knife" (parang rusak) pattern in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground. At one end is a broad panel (kepala) of dark blue with scattered flower bouquets 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, early 20th century

Object Place

Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

107 x 212 cm (42 1/8 x 83 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1315

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes