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Title

Batik sarong with design of anemones

circa 1900


Artist

Eliza van Zuylen

Indonesia

1863 - 1947


About

In the decades around 1900 Dutch and Eurasian women played an innovative role in batik production, establishing batik workshops along the north coast of Java around the town of Pekalongan. One of the most famous of these ateliers was directed by Eliza van Zuylen whose workshop operated in Pekalongan from 1890-1946. Her batiks catered to the tastes of the local Dutch, Eurasian and Chinese settlers as well as to the Western export market. Typically, these cloths were brightly coloured with naturalistic designs of birds and her trade mark bouquets of flowers "buketan".

Asian Art Department, June 2003.


Details


Place where the work was made

Pekalongan Java Indonesia


Date

circa 1900


Media category

Textile


Materials used

cotton, dyes; batik


Dimensions

107.5 x 245.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Nomadic Rug Traders 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

204.2003


Artist information

Eliza van Zuylen

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history