This handspun cotton scarf is the beginning of a revival project with cotton and natural dye farmers, spinners and weavers along with batik artists in Tuban East Java and Threads of Life in Bali. Together we aim to continue to produce high quality natural dyed traditional batik textiles while generating income for more than 100 families.
The motif on this textiles 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.
Batik, single panel, twisted fringe, handspun cotton, natural dyes. Woven and batiked in Tuban, natural dyes by Threads of Life dye studio Ubud, Bali, 2019. Size 204 x 48 cm / 80.5 x 19 in