Javanese cermonial skirt, dodot, of cotton cloth decorated by the batik method in indigo (blue) and soga (brown). The pattern is a version of semen, with wings (lar), garuda (eagle) and serpent (naga) motifs amid vegetal and tendril forms in cream and brown, against a blue ground. The hanging berries are probably from the kolang-kaling (oil palm) tree. Plain black central lozenge. Double-sided batik. Made circa 1970. Central Java, Indonesia.

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