A quality, old, hand made Batik from Pekalongan in Central 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 caramel and white background in kawung pattern with a flowers, birds and insects design in green, blue, dark brown and yellow. It is in very good condition on good strong, soft cotton.
A Kain is a piece of material about 2 or a bit more metres in length. This one is 103cm high by 248cm long.