|Type:||For Windows, Doors and Walls|
|Object Name:||Wall Hanging|
|Place Made:||Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Jawa Tengah|
|Period:||Late 19th to early 20th century|
|Dimensions:||L 132 cm x W 71 cm|
|Techniques:||Batik; resist dyed; dyed; block printed; printed|
|Credit:||From the Opekar / Webster Collection|
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.