Batik is the most renowned textile art in Indonesia. The design is applied in the wax-resist method. Wax is painted on, and the fabric is then dyed, the dye adhering to the waxed area. The wax is then removed with boiling water and the same process repeated with a different color.
Batik making is traditionally a man’s job. It is famous all over Indonesia with the best batiks originating in Java. Javanese batiks employ a vast repertoire of designs derived from indigenous folklore and from the waves of foreign culture that has passed through the archipelago.
This has two colors, multiple toned batik and has a field of a diamond grid with birds superimposed. The diagonal shaped borders feature birds and flowers.
Circa: 20th Century
Origin: Java, Indonesia
Dimensions: 41" X 99"
Inventory number: TX4862