Sarong (Indonesia), 1900–1950

Sarong with horizontal repeat of large-scale curving floral spray (“buketan” motif) surrounded by birds and butterflies in black, red, and blue on undyed ground. Narrow black side borders with blue and white floral pattern, one scalloped on inner side (a North Javanese batik innovation) and one straight. The head or ‘kepala’ of the cloth (broad traverse band with different coloring and pattern than remainder) shows one large floral spray (from horizontal repeat) on black ground. Two plain selvedges on long sides; raw edges on ends.

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