Batik (1) - Cotton - Kain Panjang - Java, Indonesia

Description
Batik (1) - Cotton - Kain Panjang - Java, Indonesia
Early 20th century - Excellent

ANTIQUE BATIK KAIN PANJANG

Very special early 20th-century hipcloth from Solo/Surakarta, Java.

Batik Tulis – i.e. completely drawn by hand! – in organic/natural dyes (indigo and soga).
Showing a repeating design of birds of paradise in a clump of bamboo. The beautifully subdued colour scheme is typical of batiks from Solo.

This type of hipcloth was worn by aristocracy and very wealthy traders. In fact, this piece was collected in Singapore and was very likely owned by a Straits Chinese (Nyonya) family.

Condition: this piece is spotless – in stunningly good condition, especially considering its age.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Batik
Indigenous object name
Kain Panjang
Region/ country
Java, Indonesia
Material
Cotton
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
102×250×0 cm
Weight
290 g
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