A very delicate and extremely pretty blue and white kain panjang (long cloth) from Lasem on the north coast of Java. Cloths like this are difficult to make as the whole of the background has to be very carefully blocked out with a strong beeswax to prevent the indigo blue dye seeping into it as its dyed. Some slight yellowish spots are still visible.
A lovely birds and flowers design with a floral blue border on all four sides.
Size: 1.04 x 2.3m