stage of manufacture (batik); textile

Rectangular green tabby woven cotton textile decorated with painted wax. The textile has been sewn together from 2 pieces of unequal width. The decoration consists of a centre panel and a different number of borders on shorter and longer sides. The panel is decorated with a landscape containing 2 wading birds (cranes?) amongst plant motifs (reeds ?). On one side is what appears to be a palm tree. At the top are 2 more of the larger birds depicted in flight. These are surrounded by 3 smaller birds (swallows ?), and curvilinear motifs (possibly semi-abstract insect motifs ?). The set of a wider border framed by narrower borders surrounding all sides consists of different floral motifs. The shorter sides have an additional lattice-patterned border, and another of the narrower borders.

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