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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 scrolling vines and leaves over diagonal bands of "broken dagger" (parang) lozenges in red on a natural ecru ground. On one end is a deep panel (kepala) with...

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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

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

Object Place

Java, North, Indonesia

Dimensions

104 x 180 cm (40 15/16 x 70 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1309

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes