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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Man's or woman's cotton batik lower body wrapper with design of "broken dagger" pattern (parang) in natural ecru, brown and blue on a black ground alternating with narrow bands of diamond motifs.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Batik

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

Dimensions

L x W: 213 x 106 cm (83 7/8 x 41 3/4 in. )

Accession Number

95.213

Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain-weave ground, wax-resist dyed (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes