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Katherine Ball Collection
Exhibition of Ethnic Clothing Traditions, FAM Downtown Ctr. 1977
The central motif is referred to a "cemukirang". This is a ritual cloth for use of noble families on special occasions (such as weddings and circumcision). The soga brown has faded but the blue is still beautiful. The cotton cloth was imported from either India or the Netherlands and is marked with an embroidered 16, referring the fact that India exported cloth in 16 meters bolts to Indonesia and commonly marked Dutch cotton in same manner as their own.--Itie van Hout 7/2004
Motif: phoenix, eagle, semen, lidah apri (in the middle).
Color: Blue and white.
Comments: Old batik, use of forbidden motif-used only by bride during wedding ceremony amoung court relations. --Mspuspitasari Wirtisord