Mid Century batiks, Jogjakarta-Surakarta region; Group 4
Patterned motifs: some of the earliest; some from Islamic art, some by way of colonial Dutch tiles.
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|These large (2m.5 x 1.2m approx.) cotton batik sarong are (mostly men's) attire of occasion, of ceremony, of status, or even of magical protective power. Dyes used -principally indigo and soga (brown), occasionally vegetal tannin for yellow tones. Soga fades faster than indigo, to a mouse grey.|