Javanese batik kain or wrapper, 1914

Javanese batik kain or wrapper, 1914

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Description
Javanese batik kain or wrapper, Collector date = 1914. Plain weave cotton; Javanese wrapped garment made of a long strip of cotton cloth decorated with batik. Batik pattern in brown and indigo blue with diagonal bands in a repeating geometric design, with narrow floral, bird, and butterfly patterned scallop-edged borders on one long side and one short end. 102" L x 42" W. Selvage width. Typical Central Javanese court pattern and coloring.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
kain or wrapper, batik
date made
ca. 1914
1914
place made
Indonesia: Javanese
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
plain weave, batik (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 102 in x 42 in; 259.08 cm x 106.68 cm
ID Number
TE.T04322.000
catalog number
T04322.000
accession number
67243
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Javanese Batiks
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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