Javanese batik book cover, for the western market, 1915

Javanese batik book cover, for the western market, 1915

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Javanese batik book cover, for the western market, 1915. Original cataloging identifies the motif as "Romo., and the price as 4 F. or $1.60, Brown and Indigo bllue on off white. Densely patterned rectangles side by side on a larger rectangle, with a strip of a different pattern in between for the spine of the book, and two strips on the ends for folding into the inside of the book covers. 18" L x 10.5" W, unfolded. One of 22 finished batik textiles, together with 14 process samples, made by prisoners in Java for exhibition 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.
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Object Name
book cover, batik
date made
place made
Indonesia: Javanese
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
plain weave, batik (overall production method/technique)
overall: 18 in x 10 1/2 in; 45.72 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Panama-Pacific International Exposition
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Javanese Batiks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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