Indramayu is a fishing port near Cirebon on the north coast of Java and once had its own distinctive style of batik usually with sea motifs. Now there are just one or two batik studios remaining making batik using the traditional indigo blue and mengkudu purpley red dyes. The distinguishing feature of Indramayu batik is the dotted background which is featured on the borders of this cloth
This lovely piece has an intensively worked background of dots and geringsing (fish scales) with wavering foliage and sea weeds. It has a wonderful tumpal (triangular) pattern at each end of the cloth.
New condition. Size: 1.04 x 2.40 m