Javanese batik sarong or wrapper, 1915

Javanese batik sarong or wrapper, 1915

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Batik sarong or wrapper in brown, red, and blue. Central field has patterning of multi-patterned blocks made up of four triangles. Narrow side borders, Kepala with tumpal (opposed elongated triangles) design flanked by floral borders. 83" L x 42" W. 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. Original cataloging identifies the design as "Aambal kanoman" and gives the price at the fair as 30 F. or $12.00.
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Object Name
Fabric, Printed, Batik
sarong, batik
date made
place made
Indonesia: Javanese
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
plain weave, batik (overall production method/technique)
overall: 83 in x 42 in; 210.82 cm x 106.68 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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