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Man's head wrapper (iket kepala)

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Man's indigo blue, brown and natural ecru square cotton cloth that has been wrapped, folded and hand-stitched to form a turban. The turban is lined with blue cotton cloth and reinforced at the rim, under the lining, with woven palm fiber and paper. The dominant design motif is the four...

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Gift of Miss Lucy M. Brigham to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy M. Brigham


Indonesian (Javanese), mid-20th century

Object Place

Surakarta or Jogjakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia


9 x 16.5 x 24 cm (3 9/16 x 6 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist dyed (batik); lining: cotton twill weave palm fiber, paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts