Detail of a batik design from Indonesia - this would be GORGEOUS as an accent in my library :)

Detail of a batik design from Indonesia - this would be GORGEOUS as an accent in my library with my steamer trunk, Edison pendants and world map art :)

Javanese Batik 20th

like pattern overall antiquey feel, too much "tea-stain" color in background

Parang Klitik. Motif batik yang menyimbolkan perilaku halus dan bijaksana. Dulu motif batik ini hanya dikenakan oleh para putri raja.

Parang Klitik. Motif batik yang menyimbolkan perilaku halus dan bijaksana. Dulu motif batik ini hanya dikenakan oleh para putri raja.

In the 18th century, the sultans of Yogtakarta and Sukarta decreed that certain patterns were forbidden to commoners. This #batik cloth features one of the forbidden to commoner patterns. Cemerukiran is a raylike pattern that probably owes origin to the lotus. (Source Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java) #Indonesia #batik #vintage

In the 18th century, the sultans of Yogtakarta and Sukarta decreed that certain patterns were forbidden to commoners. This #batik cloth features one of the forbidden to commoner patterns. Cemerukiran is a raylike pattern that probably owes origin to the lotus. (Source Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java) #Indonesia #batik #vintage

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