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Item Details
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Culture
Indonesia, Java, North Coast, 19th century
Title
Sarong
Work Type
Textile
Date
1800s
Material
batik and applied gold, cotton
Measurements
Overall: 276.8 x 113 cm (109 x 44 1/2 in.)
Description
This sarong, overlaid with gold leaf (or gold dust), would have been worn for high ceremonial occasions and festivals. The gold has been applied only to the parts of the sarong that would show when draped, and on one side only. The delicate, linear design with Chinese phoenixes, butterflies, and leafy tendrils is one of the characteristic styles of batiks made in cities along the north coast of Java. The "tumpal" (triangle) design of the wide end border (a pan-Southeast Asian motif that commonly occurs on northern Javanese batiks) seems to have symbolized growth and fertility as well as the sacred mountain, Meru.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Textiles
Department: Textiles
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1928.656_full.tif
SSID
24585199

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