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Asian Textiles: Textile of Indonesia

"Asian Textiles: Textile of Indonesia"

Toyokan Room 13  July 3, 2018 (Tue) - September 30, 2018 (Sun)

  
Kain Panjang (Waist garment), Design of flowers and birds in batik on a dark blue ground (detail), 20th century

From about the end of the 18th century, unique dyes and techniques for dyeing cotton with designs were used to begin the production of batik cloth. To make batik, a detailed design is applied in wax using either a metal stamp known as a cap, or a tool called a canting that pours the wax. The cotton is then dyed with indigo and a vegetable-based, dark brown soga dye.

Current exhibit includes:
Slendang (Shoulder garment), Design of floral checks and sawteeth in gold print on a parti-colored ground, 19th century
Kain Panjang (Waist garment), Design of flowers and birds in batik on a dark blue ground, 20th century
Slimut (Shoulder garment), Design of flowers and checks in warp ikat on an indigo ground, 19th–20th century
Slimut (Shoulder garment), Design of a floral pattern in warp ikat on a dark blue ground, Rote Island, Indonesia, 19th–20th century