skirt

Tabby-woven cotton skirt cloth, kain panjang, decorated with hand drawn batik in blue-black and brown on a cream ground. The design, Sekar Jagad, has been dyed in traditional court colours of indigo and soga. Each curvilinear medallion-shape has been outlined in brown. The space between adjacent shapes is divided by a line of white dots. Each medallion is decorated with geometric, curvilinear, floral, foliate or butterfly patterns. Only three of the patterns appear to have been repeated. The textile has been hemmed at both shorter sides.

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