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Lower body wrapper (sarong, kain dua negeri [cloth of two countries])

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Rectangular cotton batik cloth with an overall design in the main field (badan) of floral medallions in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground and a deep band (kepala) with a floral bouquet (buketan) in natural ecru on a red ground. The ends are sewn together to form a tube. This type of...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA on April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

180 x 100 cm (70 7/8 x 39 3/8 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

21.756

Medium or Technique

Cotton; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) and stamped (cap) wax-resist (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes