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Head cloth
Head cloth
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton; Wax-resist Dyeing (batik), Applied Gold Leaf
Dimensions:
90.2 x 92.7 cm (35 1/2 x 36 1/2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Accession Number:
70.5.35
Acquisition Date:
1970-03-25
Credit Line:

Katherine Ball Collection

The head cloth has the appearance/style of those made in Djambi, Sumatra; however, this piece was made in Java beacaues it was made with a canting tool and in Djambi they use a different implement to apply the wax. This would be worn by the wealthy classes.--Itie van Hout 7/2004

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