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Wall Hanging

Type: For Windows, Doors and Walls
Object Name: Wall Hanging
Place Made: Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, North Coast, Pekalongan
Period: Mid 20th century
Date: 1930 - 1940
Dimensions: L 205 cm x W 108 cm
Materials: Cotton
Techniques: Batik
ID Number: T84.0162
Credit: Gift of Aris Slesers

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.