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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)