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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: c 1976
Dimensions: L 153 cm x W 106 cm
Materials: Cotton
Techniques: Plain woven; batik
ID Number: T84.0072
Credit: Gift of Vicki Gabereau

On this batik cloth, Hanuman the white monkey confronts the demon Lankini, who is guarding the gates of the city of Lanka. The artist created it as a textile painting while following the traditional batik method of Java. The mastery of the batik technique is impressive: the Hanuman figure is pure white while the rest of the painting shows the distinctive crackle patterns of hot wax resist.

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