The batik motif is called ganggang which is a reference to a water that plants that grows rapidly. It is symbolic of regeneration and is often offered as a marriage gift.
This textile is known as a jarit cloth and is worn to denote high status. The structure of the cloth is a representation of the agricultural rice growing landscapes.
Threads of Life is working to recover the indigo dye recipes with this village in Tuban, Java. Waxed pattens in handspun textile are sent to Bali where the Threads of Life dye studio dyes them and removes the wax.
Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Batik, hand drawn using canting, single panel, handspun cotton, natural dyes. Woven and batiked in Tuban, dyed by the Threads of Life Dye Studio in Ubud, Bali, 2019. Size 338 x 55 cm / 133 x 21.5 in