This cloth, decorated with larangan (forbidden) ceplok motifs was only meant to be worn by designated members of Javanese Royalty. Ceplok motifs derive from both, pre-Hindu and Hindu symbols, with ‘ceplok’ being a generic term for geometrical designs, based on a square (belah ketupat) , and a repetition of circular forms. Ceplok also signifies the abstraction/stylization of living entities, like flowers and animals.


  • Title: BATIK CLOTH
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Unknown, Indonesia
  • Place Part Of: Indonesia
  • Physical Dimensions: w1055 x h2555 mm
  • Classification: Ethnography
  • Type: Batik

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