sample (textileworking: dyeing & printing); textile

Rectangular sample of cream cotton decorated with hand-drawn double-sided brown and blue batik. The textile is seemingly part of a larger cloth, as three sides appear to have been cut. The fourth side has a cream edge and is separated fro the panel by a thin brown and blue line. The pattern on the panel consists of floral sprays and winged motifs (stylised Garuda?). The larger floral sprays form opposing pairs. Between them are 3 repeats of the winged motifs in one 'row'. The cream ground is covered with smaller floral motifs and short curved lines.

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