This extremely long hip cloth is exquisitely and skillfully made. The sore section has flowers agains bands of soga dyed brown parang or kris pattern. The pagi lighter section has kawung or ying yang motif as background and a flower pattern with wonderful batik detail on the leaves. The ends of the cloth have the double protective border of gigi walang cricket teeth and the vines. This bottom border is considered to be protective to the wearer of the cloth. The stamp found at the foot of this cloth, Tjepakaputih.HMD, refers to an area of batik makers that was near the old capital of Batavia now Jakarta. Excellent condition.
Hand drawn batik on a single panel on cotton. Natural and synthetic dyes from the northcoast of, Java. c. 1941-1943. Size 250 x 107 cm / 98.5 x 42 in
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