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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Long, rectangular cotton batik cloth for a man's or woman's wrapper (kain sarong) with an overall design in the central field (badan) of flowers and leaves in red, light and dark blue, tan and natural ecru on a dark blue ground and a deep panel (kepala) with scalloped edges and floral bouquets...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection


Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th century

Object Place

Pekalongan, Java, Indonesia


105 x 225 cm (41 5/16 x 88 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts