Pesisir Batik (Batang)

Indonesia, Java, Batang
Woman’s Hip Wrapper (Sarung), circa 1910
Textile, Hand-drawn wax resist (batik) on machine-woven cotton, natural and synthetic dyes, 41 1/2 x 80 1/4 in. (105.4 x 203.7 cm)
Inger McCabe Elliott Collection (M.91.184.259)

This rather fanciful cloth was probably presented to convey fond wishes to the recipient. The chosen scene must have had a personal meaning, which regretfully has not been discovered.

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