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Asian Textiles: Textile of Indonesia

"Asian Textiles: Textile of Indonesia"

Toyokan Room 13  June 4, 2019 (Tue) - September 1, 2019 (Sun)

  
Dodot (Formal waist garment), Design of a kawung pattern on an indigo ground in batik, Java, Indonesia, Start of the 19th 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:
Dodot (Formal waist garment), Design of a kawung pattern on an indigo ground in batik, Java, Indonesia, Start of the 19th century
Hinggi kombu (Shoulder garment), Design of human heads and animals in warp ikat, Sumba, Indonesia, 19th century
Selendang (Shoulder garment), Design of tiers and a geometric pattern in float weave on a madder red ground, Pasemah, Sumatra, Indonesia, Second half of the 19th century-start of the 20th century