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Title

Batik - kain panjang

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Central Javanese batik textiles display a conservative repertoire of designs dominated by geometric shapes, primarily in shades of brown and blue. The white background of this piece suggests that it was produced in Jogyakarta, rather than in Surakarta (Solo) where a cream-colored cloth was used. The parang design has many variations, some of which are 'forbidden motifs' reserved for use by royalty and the court (kraton). This piece is a kain panjang, a cloth measuring approximately 2.5 by 1.05 metres that wraps around and covers the body from waist to ankle.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, December 2011


Details


Other Title

Batik tulis with stylised parang design


Place where the work was made

Central Java Java Indonesia


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

Batik on cotton


Dimensions

246.5 x 102.5 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of John Yu and George Soutter 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

230.2008



Place

Where the work was made
Central Java

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history