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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 the central field (badan) of scrolling vines and floral and leaf motifs in dark blue, red and tan on a blue ground and a broad panel (kepala) with interlocking triangles (tumpal design) and...

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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

Semarang (?), Java, Indonesia

Dimensions

104 x 196 cm (40 15/16 x 77 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1314

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes