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Wall Hanging

Type: For Windows, Doors and Walls
Object Name: Wall Hanging
Maker: F. Agus Mudjono
Place Made: Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta
Period: Late 20th century
Date: dated 1976
Dimensions: L 118 cm x W 92 cm
Materials: Cotton
Techniques: Plain woven; batik
ID Number: T84.0040
Credit: Gift of Vicki Gabereau

Indonesians, especially the Javanese, are regarded as the world’s foremost practitioners of batik – a resist-patterning technique. Hot wax is painted or stamped on cloth, which is then dipped in vats of dye. The wax blocks the dye from the patterned areas, and subsequent applications create the multi-coloured cloth.