A gorgeously faded old floral batik from Indonesia made by hand with a
Cap or Stem, a stamp used to pierce the wax coating on the material to
let the dye get to the cotton. It is not made by mechanically printing
onto the cotton.
From the north coast of Java, this one is has a
salmon coloured background and mulit-coloured flowers in green, blue
and purple. It has been used and has faded with age, but very
gracefully, to the point where the colours are truly beautiful. It is in
very good condition on good soft cotton.
A Kain is a piece of material about 2 or a bit more metres in length. This one is 104cm high by 230cm long.