A jarit cloth in Java is worn as a hip cloth and denotes high status. The structure of the cloth is a representation of the agricultural rice growing landscapes.
The batik motif is called macan kumbang refers to a high caste person who has unusual charisma and powers.
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.
Batik hand drawn, single panel, handspun cotton. Woven and batiked in Tuban, dyed by the Threads of Life Dye Studio in Ubud, Bali, 2020. Size 296 x 78 cm / 116.5 x 30.5 in