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Collection

North Java, Java, Indonesia

Title
Batik cloth ('kain panjang') with 'megamundung' (heavy with clouds) motif
Place of origin
North JavaJavaIndonesia
Cultural origin
probably Cirebon
Year
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.
Accession number
73.2012
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.