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Lower body wrapper (kain pangjang)

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Man's or woman's rectangular cotton batik lower body wrapper (kain panjang) with overall design of plant, animal and sea creature motifs (semen pattern) in dark blue and gold leaf on a natural ecru ground with small blue dots. There is a border with scrolling floral and imitation fringe motifs...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Batik

Prada

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

Dimensions

82 x 206 cm (32 5/16 x 81 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.466

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes