Sample of waxed cotton cloth after red dye bath; step thirteen in the Javanese batik process, 1915

Sample of waxed cotton cloth after red dye bath; step thirteen in the Javanese batik process, 1915

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Sample of waxed cotton cloth after red dye bath; step thirteen in the Javanese batik process, 1915. Approximately 10" x 12"; Design has a central butterfly motif surrounded by scrolling ferns and curlicues; with four outer borders.This sample has been dyed in a red dye bath. Step thirteen in a set of 14 process samples together with 22 finished items, made by prisoners in Java for display at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Purchased by the US National Museum for the Division of Textiles from the Netherlands East Indies Commission at the close of the Exposition.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Printing Process, Batik
fabric sample, batik process
date made
1914-1915
place made
Indonesia: Javanese
Physical Description
cotton, wax (overall material)
plain weave, batik (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
TE.T02918.000
catalog number
T02918.000
accession number
59191
Panama-Pacific International Exposition
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Javanese Batiks
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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