A beautiful but damaged, genuine, hand made Batik from Java. Tuli is the
Indonesian word used to describe a batik that is totally handmade by
"kanting" (pouring) the wax onto the material. It is not made by stamp
or by mechanically printing onto the material. This is the traditional
and most labour intensive way of making a batik.
Java, most likely Yogyakarta, this one is a nice old soft cotton with a
light beige background and parang motif in brown and blue. All natural
dyes and in very good condition apart from one repaired hole. Both sides
of the hole are shown in the photos. Without the holes this is museum
quality, 100% traditional piece - handmade, natural dyes, classic
A Kain is a piece of material about 2 or a bit more metres in length. This one is 105cm high by 222cm long.