Batik Cap (pronounced 'tjap' = copper stamped wax resist), Java, Indonesia.

Malaysia 'batik cap,' or block-waxed batik. Stamped batik has been produced in Malaysia since at least the C. Originally, Malays used potatoes and other natural materials as the ‘block’ to carve the batik design into. Nowadays, copper stamps are used

Batik sample Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th century

Batik sample Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th century

Parang was once used exclusively by the royal courts of Central Java. It has several suggested meanings such as 'rugged rock', 'knife pattern' or 'broken blade'. The Parang design consists of slanting rows of thick knife-like segments running in parallel diagonal bands. Parang usually alternated with narrower bands in a darker contrasting color. These darker bands contain another design element, a line of lozenge-shaped motifs call mlinjon. The most famous is the 'Parang Rusak'.

An introduction to the fascinating world of Indonesian batik, a traditional textile originating from the island of Java. Batik is used in traditional clothing, but also for modern fashion, home furnishings, wall hangings and more.

Hand-drawn vintage Batik 3 Negri Tjoa Siang Gwan, 3rd generation of Tjoa family who invented 3 negri style. Private collection of Arief Laksono.

I have a bag made of this batik. hand painted in my birth year ! Hand-drawn vintage Batik 3 Negri Tjoa Siang Gwan, generation of Tjoa family who invented 3 negri style. Private collection of Arief Laksono.

Indonesien Hand Drawn Batik Tulis Fabric Textile Clothes Wax Dye Kain GIFT fa43

Indonesien Hand Drawn Batik Tulis Fabric Textile Clothes Wax Dye Kain GIFT fa43

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