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Title

Batik cloth (kain panjang)


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Batik is a resist-dye method of decorating cloth. Parts of the design are drawn either by hand or with a stamp on the cloth with wax. The textile is then dipped in a vat of dye, and the areas covered with wax do not pick up the colour. After drying the wax is removed, and different parts of the design are waxed and the cloth is dyed with another colour. This process is repeated until the textile has been dyed with all the colours necessary for the design. Both (accession numbers 232.2008 & 228.2008) of these batik cloths are 'kain panjang', a cloth that wraps around and covers the body from waist to ankle, from the north coast of Java.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012


Details


Other Title

Block printed textile - kain panjang


Places where the work was made

Java Indonesia
Bali Indonesia


Date

mid 20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

Batik block on cotton cloth


Dimensions

196.0 x 97.5 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of John Yu and George Soutter 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

228.2008



Place

Where the work was made
Java, Bali