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Kain Batik Prada

woman's festive skirt

Country Of Origin

Indonesia

Region

Java

Date

Early 20th century

Materials

Cotton, gold leaf, indigo

Technique

Cotton batik, gold leaf gluework

Condition

Excellent condition

This skirt cloth is made of fine cotton with a design of mythical creatures, birds, abstract and floral motifs in indigo against a white ground covered with tiny blue dots. The blue designs are outlined with gold leaf attached by glue-work; edging the design with a sticky substance and then pressing on gold leaf. The skirtcloth, while made in Java would have been worn by a Balinese woman for temple festivals.

References

  • like example: National Gallery of Australia NGA, IRN: 44966

Price

Price on request

Reference No

359

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