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Title

Batik tulis kain panjang (skirtcloth)


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Cirebon Java Indonesia


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

121.1998



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history