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An image of Batik with wayang design by
Alternate image of Batik with wayang design by

Indonesia

Title
Batik with wayang design
Place of origin
Indonesia
Year
circa 1900
Media category
Textile
Materials used
silk
Dimensions

49.7 x 152.4 cm

Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005
Accession number
215.2005
Location
Not on display
Further information

Across both Java and Bali gods, heroes and demons are all depicted in what has become the distinct and internationally recognized central Indonesian wayang mode: heads in profile with elongated facial features, elaborate headdresses, bodies twisted; and disproportionately long, segmented arms.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2006

Exhibition history (1)

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