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Title

Batik cloth ('kain panjang') with 'megamundung' (heavy with clouds) motif

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The 'megamundung' motif was a popular north coast design for batik textiles. The pattern originated in China and arrived in Indonesia via the extensive trade that occurred in the region.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2012.


Details


Place where the work was made

North Java Java Indonesia


Cultural origin

probably Cirebon


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

Batik on cotton


Dimensions

120.8 x 260.6 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012.Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

73.2012