A lovely old fully hand made Sarong Batik from Java.
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.
This one is a
nice old soft cotton with a purple background with beautiful shades of green, blue, yellow and pink floral and bird motif. In good condition with a 2cm repaired tear.
Sarong is made by taking a long piece of batik and sewing the two short
edges together to form a tube. Mostly made for use by women. This one
is 106cm high by 178cm circumference (if opened out).