Golden Mean or Divine Ratio is what is written in the Javanese script along the edge of this textile along with the batik makers name as well as Lou Zeldis along with the year. Lou’s playfulness and skilled eye captured design found in shadows, shapes found throughout the world and particularly in Indonesia.
Lou Zeldis took traditional batik and turned it on its head while still using traditional batik artisans and the hand drawn canting technique from Central Java. The work of Threads of Life is to revive the natural dye process that thrived in Java for centuries as we have with natural dyed ikat in the eastern islands of Indonesia.
Enjoy living with this batik in your home – hang it, wear it use as a throw or decorate a table to brighten your life.