The structure of this sayut cloth is a representation of the agricultural rice growing landscapes. The macram fringes are made after the cloth is waved and before the cloth is batiked. A cloth like this is traditionally a wrap to carry a baby as in a sling but it makes a smashing sash or wrap.
The motif is called Parikesit – a reference to the story of Mahabharata – Parikesit was Arjuna's grandson. This motif wrapped around the head would give courage.
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Batik hand drawn, single panel with macrame and fringing, handspun cotton. Woven and batiked in Tuban, dyed by the Threads of Life Dye Studio in Ubud, Bali, 2019. Size 324 x 55 cm / 127.5 x 21.5 in
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