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An image of Batik tulis kain panjang (skirtcloth) by

Cirebon, Java, Indonesia

Title
Batik tulis kain panjang (skirtcloth)
Place of origin
CirebonJavaIndonesia
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
Batik, dyes on cotton
Dimensions

102.5 x 248.5 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu 1998
Accession number
121.1998
Location
Not on display
Further information

This hand painted batik piece patterned with a design in red, black and blue on yellow background is from Cirebon on the north coast of Java. This piece, which would have been used as a skirt cloth or hip wrapper, is decorated with the traditional Chinese cloud band pattern, known in Indonesia as the "mengamendung" pattern. These kinds of north coast Javanese batiks were very much influenced by the Chinese traders. They were made for export to Southeast and East Asia as well as for the local Chinese/Indonesian market.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 1998.

Exhibition history (1)

Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006