The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 13, 2024

Sarong

Sarong

early 1900s
Location: not on view

Description

Batiks made along the northern coast of Java were influenced not only by Chinese motifs and designs but also European, as a result of the Dutch presence in Indonesia from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. In this sarong, European influence is clearly evident in the sprays of flowers and types of birds represented. Batiks dyed only in indigo were a specialty of Indramaju. Shading and contrast are skillfully achieved through different intensities of blue, through the character and thickness of line, and by the use of tiny dots.
  • Resist Dyed Textiles from India, Indonesia and Cambodia. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 22, 1993-March 27, 1995).
    Indonesian Textiles. Textile corridor, The Cleveland Museum pf Art, Cleveland, OH (June 1983-May 1984).
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1917.27