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Title

Skirt cloth (kain sarong) with bird and flower design

circa 1920

Artist

Eliza van Zuylen workshop

Indonesia

1890 – 1946

  • Details

    Other Title
    Piece of sarong with bird and flower design
    Place where the work was made
    Pekalongan Central Java Java Indonesia
    Date
    circa 1920
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, dyes; batik
    Dimensions
    106.0 x 198.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Nomadic Rug Traders 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    203.2003
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Eliza van Zuylen workshop

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    In the decades around 1900 Dutch and Eurasian women played an innovative role in batik production, establishing batik workshops along the north coast of Java. One of the most famous of these ateliers was directed by Eliza van Zuylen whose workshop operated in Pekalongan from 1890-1946. Her batiks catered to the tastes of the local Dutch, Eurasian and Chinese settlers as well as to the Western export market. Typically, these cloths were brightly coloured with naturalistic designs of birds and her trade mark bouquets of flowers "buketan".

    Asian Art Department, June 2003.

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