Image: Indonesian Textile E89691B

Indonesian Textile E89691B

Detail of ‘Batik Tulis' or hand-drawn batik cloth, designed and made in 1966 in the Liem Siok Hien atelier in Pekalongan, Central Java. The textile is known as 'terang bulan,' where the pattern is applied only at the edges. The cloth features two common motifs, temples and 'sawat,' or a pair of Garuda wings, which in Hindu-Javanese tradition represents the crown of the highest power (Vishnu). Size: 234 x 103cm.

Luisa Garfoot
© Australian Museum

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