A batik sarong from Pekalongan in 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.
Pekalongan is a famous batik centre on the north coast of Java where the Chinese first introduced synthetic dyes and floral motifs. This batik has a blue, green and white striped background with an olive green central panel and a floral design in pink, green, blue, purple, red and orange. It is in very good condition on good soft cotton. It is signed by the artist Hoo Je Kheng.
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
105cm high by 187cm long (if opened up).