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Title

Skirt cloth (kain sarong) with bird and flower design

circa 1920


Artist

Eliza van Zuylen workshop

Indonesia

1890 - 1946


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.


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


Artist information

Eliza van Zuylen workshop

Works in the collection

5