Heirloom textile

Made in Gujarat, India
Collected in Sulawesi, 17th century
Technique: Resist and mordant dyed handspun cotton
Condition: Holes throughout have been repaired
Dimensions: 35 3/4" H x 12' 11" L ( .89 x 3.94 m )

Description: Two related panels with a solid blue area in the center and the ends. Each panel has nine pairs of sirih leaves and in the center four long trunk trees with leaves and fruit at their tops. The background is filled with an overall motif of a half circle enclosing vertical lines all going the same direction. This background design could relate it to the Javanese batik semen pattern. There are borders on all four sides. All of the design is hand-drawn.

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