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Skirt panel (kain panjang)
Skirt panel (kain panjang)
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton; Wax-resist Dyeing (batik)
Dimensions:
104.1 x 246.4 cm (41 x 97 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Accession Number:
53.42.60
Acquisition Date:
1952-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of Templeton Crocker

The kawung design pattern was restricted to the court, with the larger design elements worn only by royalty. This skirt panel shows a contradiction because the execution of the batik is only fair (not the brownish tones in the ovals) signifying that it may not have been for court use-but by a commoner further afield from the court. The oval stamp contain a readable maker's name, possibly arab.--Itie van Hout 7/2004
Tjanting Batik- Kawung pattern characterized by metrically placed oval shapes, in between each large motif is a smaller floral motif.
Colors: Beige, brown and black. A beige border frames the piece. (Anna Bennet 1986)

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