, Baby carrier [kain selendang; kain gedongan] ENLARGE | ZOOM 1/1

Javanese people Baby carrier [kain selendang
kain gedongan]
early 20th century Description: with Javanese script
Title Notes: with broken sword [parang rusak] design and classical Javanese poem [tembang] written in kinanthi verse form in Javanese Kawi script invoking the names of Allah and Muhammad asking for protection from disease, in this case stomach worms and convulsions
Place made: Jogjakarta, Java, Indonesia
Materials & Technique: textiles, cotton, natural dyes; hand-drawn batik
Dimensions: 278.2 h x 75.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.344