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The aspects of traditional dress as well as various decorative attire that accompany traditional dress as well as variety of decorations that go along with traditional dress are an important part in Hendra's works. The painting Kelakai Waru, or Dry Leaf Tree, is an example. Using dress ornamentation in an object is very often appropriate to reality, especially in terms of color. However, he also created his own ornaments in a variety of composed fashions. A variety of decorations would sometimes be made out of the bounds of the cloth used by the painting object. The depiction of a decorative variety such as this was aimed more at exaggerating appearance. Hendra often depicted figures wearing clothes that seemed transparent. A way of painting inspired by traditional Chinese watercolour paintings. This was shown in the depiction of transparent batik cloth worn by a woman's figure on the far left.

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