1304 Signed Antique Batik Tiga Negeri Textile Art from Indonesia - Butterflies

A stunning hand drawn batik made sometime in the 1930s  with the workshop signature in the corner.

Tiga negeri means "Three states" and refers to the fact that the cloth was sent to three different towns for the natural dyes (indigo blue, soga brown and mengkudu red).

The workshop name was added so that it would be returned safely home! A real piece of textile history.

Several Butterflies and extremely gracefully drawn birds present.

The color has not been easy to click - the last two photos are a fair representation.

Size: 105 x 240 cms

Estimated to be from the 1930s

 

 


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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