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Indonesian fabric - Batik Pekalongan

Indonesian fabric - Batik Pekalongan

Plentong Batik Factory, Jogjakarta / Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Plentong Batik Factory, Jogjakarta / Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

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.

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.

batik kauman, Iwan Tirta's collection

batik kauman, Iwan Tirta's collection

Delightful colors and patterns

Delightful colors and patterns

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.

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.

Garut Batik. Garutan batik can be identified by its distinctive colors, gumading (yellowish ivory), indigo, dark red, dark green, yellowish brown, and purple. Ivory stays dominant in the background. Despite applying traditional Javanese court motifs such as rereng, Garut batik uses lighter and brighter colors compared to Javanese court batik.

Garut Batik. Garutan batik can be identified by its distinctive colors, gumading (yellowish ivory), indigo, dark red, dark green, yellowish brown, and purple. Ivory stays dominant in the background. Despite applying traditional Javanese court motifs such as rereng, Garut batik uses lighter and brighter colors compared to Javanese court batik.

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