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Title

Skirt cloth (kain panjang)

early 20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Cirebon West Java Java Indonesia
    Date
    early 20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, dyes; hand-drawn batik (batik tulis)
    Dimensions
    102.5 x 248.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu 1998
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    121.1998
    Copyright

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  • About

    This hand painted batik piece patterned with a design in red, black and blue on yellow background is from Cirebon on the north coast of Java. This piece, which would have been used as a skirt cloth or hip wrapper, is decorated with the traditional Chinese cloud band pattern, known in Indonesia as the "mengamendung" pattern. These kinds of north coast Javanese batiks were very much influenced by the Chinese traders. They were made for export to Southeast and East Asia as well as for the local Chinese/Indonesian market.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 1998.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition