Solo ( now named Surakarta) was one of the two sultanates, with all the traditions and customs of their courts, and the center of Hindu-Javanese culture.The 'kain panjang' means 'long cloth'. It is a piece of cloth of approximately one by two and a half metre. It is used as the sarong, but the kain panjang is regarded as being more formal.
The Unknown Friend
formlines: “Flight of the Shaman, Spirit Under the Glacier Scott Jensen It is a common belief in shamanic tradition that some shaman had the power of flight. When entering a trance the shaman would...
BATIK of Javanese [Indonesian] origin is melted wax applied to cotton cloth. In Yogyakarta, I watched fascinated as traditional designs were traced with great skill and fluidity - wherever the wax seeps through, the dye does not penetrate. The cloth is dipped in dye several times then is submerged in a solvent that dissolves the wax. Traditional dyes are Black walnut, Bloodroot, Brazilin, Cochineal, Cudbear, Cutch, Fustic, Henna, Indigo, Madder, Saffron, Turmeric and Tyrian purple. Young…
Wood batik mask, 'Princely Magic'
This mask of majestic elegance is a unique creation of Javas Handaru Baskoro. He applies traditional batik techniques on pule wood to create a florid mosaic on the princes headdress. Baskoro replicates classic and new Javanese batik patterns, including the dagger-shaped i kawung, /i once reserved for sultans. The dotted flowers are known as i bunga cecek, /i and the snail-like motif is known as i kakul. /i This contemporary pattern is a symbol of patience, faith and confidence.
L: The Truntum Motif; M: The Kawung Motif; R: The Grompol Motif These are batik painted masks made of solid wood. The handwork is really beautiful and intricate; not at all shoddy like some other crafts I've seen.
Sumba Ikat (hinggi kombu), Eats Suma, early 20th centur - Nov 18, 2013 | Mossgreen Auctions in Australia
Sumba Ikat (hinggi kombu), Eats Suma, early 20th centuryMan‘s waist or hip clothcotton, dyes, warp ikat,full-length c... Item was passed