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1734 SOLD Mahabharata Hindu Scene in Cirebon Javanese Batik Tulis Artwork

A fabulous artwork depicting a scene from the Mahabharata - of Arjun, one of the 5 Pandavas in a chariot with a bow & arrow.

The amazing aesthetic is the work of master artist Pak Tomik of Trusmi village, Cirebon.

Note the 4 horses (the fourth is not obvious). Note the harmonious curly strokes all over. Note the micro dots on the horses. Note the elaborate dress of Arjuna. And the gorgeous chariot tail!

The depiction of the clouds (mega mendung) is typical of the batiks of Cirebon in Java, Indonesia. Also seen is  the 'wadasan' motif - representing a broken coral rock - an ornamental architecttural feature seen only in Sunyaragi Cirebon in Indonesia.

Wadasan is often used in Cirebonesebatik cloth. In Javanese,wadasan means “like .”

This fabulous work has been hand-drawn as a wall artwork. This is art for the sake of art into which the master has poured out his creativity and paid great attention to the details and to the balance of the visual.

A legendary work using chanting 0, the skill of Pak Tomik can't be matched by the hands of most modern pembatiks in Trusmi Batik village.

Size: 270cm x 105cm

Perfect as a wall artwork


Lower right corner has a mild but large water-stain that is not too obvious but is visible upon critical examination



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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