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This cloth wrap was created in the 1960s using the batik technique, featuring a colorful base pattern adorned with Chinese-style peonies, butterflies, and birds. It was likely made by ethnic Chinese on the island of Java. This style of print, which exemplifies the fusion between Chinese and Indonesian cultures, was popular during the colonial period and later among people of Indo-European descent. A smattering of letters in the English alphabet can be seen in the corner of the fabric; this probably spells the name of the producer.

Details

  • Title: Barrel Skirt
  • Type: Textiles
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Medium: Silk
  • Width: 105.5cm
  • Length: 102cm

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