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ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles

batik fabric
Date: 20th Century
Dimensions: 179 x 103.2 cm (70 1/2 x 40 5/8 in.)
Medium: Cotton
Made in: Indonesia
Description: This batik is a variation on the Javanese "tampal", or patchwork design. The field is split into shapes, each filled by an individual pattern. It has been suggested that the pattern has its origins in the patched clothing worn by Buddhist monks as an outward expression of poverty. Piece is brown and black.
Inv. No.: 280
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