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Lower body wrapper (pagi-sore sarong)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain) divided into two distinct patterns referred to as "morning-evening" (pagi-sore): One half is covered with "broken knife" (parang) pattern in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground; the other half is covered with a...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey to the MFA on April 12, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

105.5 x 259.0 cm

Accession Number

45.239

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes