Batik in Parang Wenang Buketan Motif - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
34. KSATRYAN, Yogyakarta
"Ceplok" a hand-drawn batik shawl by an unknown artist, Palembang, South Sumatra, 1925. Vegetable-dyed cotton
Javanese batik in the parang style. Parang was once used exclusively by the royal courts of Central Java. It has several translations such as 'knife pattern' or 'broken blade'. The Parang design consists of slanting rows of thick knife-like segments running in parallel diagonal bands.