textile; skirt; sarong

A good quality (but faded in part) brown and blue cotton batik sarong, not sewn up. It is a hand drawn and double-sided batik dyed with indigo (blue) and soga (brown) on a cream ground. The panel containing isosceles triangles, or 'tumpal', is called the 'kepala'. Either side of it is the 'papan', which contains bird motifs, probably pigeons. The cream ground of these sections has a crackled pattern, achieved by breaking up the wax layer prior to dyeing. The largest area, known as the 'badan', has a 'garis miring' or 'udan liris' pattern, with parallel diagonal lines and 'parang', or scroll shaped motifs, and zig zags. Faded patch.

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