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Vintage Javanese batik cloth

These are old Javanese sarongs. The designs are all traditional and the cloth is usually over  60 years old and therefore dyed with the old soga brown and indigo plant dyes. This gives the batik its beautiful and subtle colours. There may be the odd repair, a small stain or the occasional hole in the cloth - these are real vintage pieces which have been worn and washed many times.

As all of these cloths are "one offs" we can only offer ONE of each design.

We sell this batik either as a whole piece, or cut up into fat quarter sets and sample packs.

We also have some more beautiful batik fabrics on our hand drawn batik page

The cloths are approximately 105 cms wide and 2.25 m long, and are 100% soft washed cotton. 

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Vintage Javanese Batik small scarf

A small screen printed scarf in the traditional colours and designs of batik.

Worn over one shoulder in formal wear

Colours: ivory, cafe au lait,  black

Size:  1.46 m x 32 cms.

V16 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik small scarf
£20.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik - Cap Batik scarf

A nice soft cotton scarf or table runner in traditional cap (copper stamped) batik fabric

Colours: ivory, caramel brown and black

Size: 52 cms x 1.5 metres

V17 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik - Cap Batik scarf
£25.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik slendang scarf

A lovely vegetable (indigo and soga) dyed cap stamped batik slendang scarf. These are usually worn over the shoulder to match a sarong or "kain panjang" sarong in the same design.

The design is suitable for a wedding as it features butterflies, rice spirit houses and eagle wings - all propitious symbols for a happy and prosperous future life.

Beautiful soft vintage look and feel.

Size: 32 cms. x 1.48 m

V10 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik slendang scarf
£30.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik - Headsquare

This is batik square made to to be folded into a man's turban like hat called an "iket" which is worn for traditional occasions such as a wedding or court ceremony. There is a beautiful crackled central  diamond.

The designs are a diagonal "parang" on the edge and a tongue of fire "lida api" around the central diamond.

Colours: a very deep dark indigo , ivory white and caramel brown.

Size: 1 metre square

V18 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik - Headsquare
£37.50 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik Star Filled Curves Design

A worn and used genuine vintage Javanese batik cloth.

A design of large curving lozenges which contain smaller designs of stars ("truntum") rice spirit houses, eagle's wings and other auspicious symbols. This design makes it very suitable for wearing at an important life event such as a wedding or the naming of a child.

Colour: Chestnut brown with pale brown, white and faded blue/black.

V1 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik Star Filled Curves Design
£45.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik Eagle Wings on Stars Design

A really lovely vintage batik cloth from Java. This is a very well known design combining "Truntum" stars (meaning to guide or advise) and the powerful Garuda eagle's wing motif.

A cloth like this would be worn by a parent or an older relative at a family occasion - especially at a wedding.

Cream, yellowy-caramel brown, black and a beautiful deep indigo blue

V2 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik Eagle Wings on Stars Design
£45.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik Flowered Diamond Design

A beautiful genuine vintage Javanese batik cloth. 

This cloth has been used and is in a lovely washed, soft but is in good condition.

Natural dyes - soga browns and indigo.

Colours: Pale creamy mushroom, black and accents of indigo blue

V3 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik Flowered Diamond Design
£45.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik Faded Flowers and Birds Design

A genuine vintage Javanese batik cloth with a powerful design featuring birds, rice stalks and grains,  eagles' wings and the sacred mountain or tribuwono. Filled with "ukel" hook motifs.

Generally good condition. A well worn piece with some signs of  wear and tear (small stains and holes)

Colours: A very pale buttercream background with indigo blue and a dark blue black..

V4 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik Faded Flowers and Birds Design
£45.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik Wedding wishes Design

A genuine vintage batik cloth from Java. This is a  very popular design called "sido mukti" wishing health and happiness and a design such as this one is specially worn at life events such as baby namings and weddings.

The diamond shaped lozenges enclose small symbols including butterflies, rice spirit houses and birds' wings.

Pale coffee cream, pale chestnut brown and deep indigo blue

V5 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik Wedding wishes Design
£45.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik - Garuda Eagle design

A lovely worn cloth with a design of  dense "ukel" hooks in the background and graceful flowers and tendrils, intersperced with a full "Garuda" eagle motif. The huge mythical bird Garuds, has great significance in Javanese philosophy.

Some very slight damage and staining.

Very pale yellow with black and touches of indigo 

V11 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik - Garuda Eagle design
£45.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik - Sacred Mountain Design

A wonderful vintage batik cloth which has been dyed using natural dyes. 60 - 70 years old. 

The design is one of the dozens of "semen"  designs which feature  dense and intricate floral designs. This one features both single birds and pairs of birds and laden rice stalks - all symbols denoting fecundity and strong fertility.

It could have been worn particularly at a rice blessing ceremony or at a wedding or birth,. 

Very good condition. The background colour is ivory with pale honey brown , black and touches of indigo blue.

V9 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik - Sacred Mountain Design
£50.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik - Flaming Volcano Design

A genuine vintage stamped batik about 50 - 70 years old dyed using natural dyes (indigo blue and soga brown)

The design includes Garuda eagle's wings, rice spirit houses, and stylised mountain designs with flames atop - possibly representative of  Mount Merapi the active volcano which dominates the landscape around Central Java.

Very good condition apart from a stitched repair and tear along one hem.

Colours:  Ivory, palest yellow and indigo blue.

V15 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik - Flaming Volcano Design
£50.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik - Indigo Design

An unusual hand drawn batik sarong - with a "village made" feel. The original brown coloured vegetable dye called "soga" has almost faded out with repeated washing and is now visible in patches and along the selvedge. The rest of the cloth has faded to the beautiful natural indigo blue.

The design is one of the "sido mulyo" type designs which are worn specially at life events like weddings, betrothals and births to wish the family a long and happy life.

Colours: Ivory white and deep indigo with some brown patches.

There is a stamped BATIK TULIS sign on one hem.

V13 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik - Indigo Design
£50.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik - Traditional Baby Carrier

In Java babies are always carried in a special long length baby carrier cloth. Usually these cloths have designs of auspicious and protective Chinese symbols batiked onto them.

This baby carrier has two wonderful dragons, lion dogs and double happiness symbols. It has an imitation batiked fringe at each end. The main body has been hand drawn and the ends tjap stamped.

Colours: multicolours on a deep purple background

Size: 91 cms x 2.5 metres

V7 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik - Traditional Baby Carrier
£50.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik Chickens and Eggs Design

A genuine vintage second hand batik sarong cloth from Java. This is a hand drawn piece probably made by a village woman for herself or her daughter.

The design is of chickens with a background filled with eggs.  Designs such as this one represent the wish for fertility and could be worn or used at a ceremony around betrothal, marriage or birth.

Good condition. As this is a well used piece there may be some wear and tear.

Colours: All natural dyes. Pale yellow, caramel brown with deep blue indigo and black

V6 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik Chickens and Eggs Design
£55.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik - Pale Diamond Design

A beautiful genuine vintage Javanese batik cloth which has been all hand drawn rather than stamped  (this is known as batik tulis). 

This cloth has been used and is in a lovely washed and soft with some wear and tear along the edges. Natural dyes - soga browns and indigo.

Colours: Pale cream, black and deep indigo blue

For more beautiful hand drawn batik, have a look here.

V8 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik - Pale Diamond Design
£55.00 each Buy
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Vintage Javanese Batik - Diagonals and Diamonds Design

A lovely design of a small traditional diagonal pattern which is very common in Javanese batik and called "parang". On top of this are beautiful wavy diamond patterns with a compass design.

The colours are a honey yellow, creamy brown, black and little spots of deep indigo blue.

Very good condition

V12 – Vintage Javanese Batik: Vintage Javanese Batik - Diagonals and Diamonds Design
£55.00 each Buy

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