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Lower body wrapper (kain sarong)

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Man's or woman's lower body wrapper (kain sarong) with overall design in the main field (badan) of a repeating diamond and lobe motif in black and natural ecru on a red ground and a deep border (kepala) on each end with design of interlocking triangle motif (tumpal) in red, black and natural...

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Purchased by the donor at the Javanese village at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893; gift of Charles Greely Loring to MFA in October, 1893

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Gift of Charles Greely Loring


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


100 x 239 cm (39 3/8 x 94 1/8 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts