Batik Hipwrap – ‘Pagi/Sore’ Style
This style of hipwrap/’kain panjang‘ is named after the two ways in which it can be worn: the dark end on the outside in the daytime (pagi), and the light end in the late afternoon/evening (sore). Possibly from the north coast of Java, it was drawn using the ‘tulis’, or hand drawing, technique and has amazingly complex patterning, fine detailing and sophisticated coloration; a lot of work went into this piece. The base material is fine cotton and the handle is lovely. Condition is very good and it could be worn or used decoratively. We think it is from the mid-20th century.
Size: 95″ x 41″