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 Beautiful Batik Tulis

    

The people of Java, a small island in Indonesia, produce some of the finest batik in the world. Much of it these days is merely printed imitations of the real thing. However there are still plenty of workshops making hand stamped batik (called "cap batik") and even hand drawn batik (known as "batik tulis")

The very finest batik is hand drawn and the design is literally drawn straight onto the white cotton with wax, using a small wax pen (canting). This means that each cloth is absolutely unique and individual.

We have a large collection of beautiful hand drawn batik tulis from Java and from southwestern China - some of which we use in our talks or exhibitions, others which we just hoard and drool over and some we occasionally sell. I hope you will find something you love here!

For more batik cloths, look in our Vintage cap batik section, our Traditional Javanese Batik section or for contemporary  batik our Whole Cloths section

Photo of our Indigo and white sampler
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Indigo and white sampler

A wonderful example of a design sampler featuring 24 named designs. This new cloth has been all hand drawn by the women of Giriloyo village who make batik for the Sultan of Jogyakarta. Size 1.02 x 2.40 cms with 24 designs of 30 x 33 cms.
BT010 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Indigo and white sampler
£120.00 each Buy
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Storm clouds

A fabulous hand drawn batik from the northern coastal town of Cirebon in Java. The design is called "megamendung" which means "storm clouds". This area of Java has many batik making families of Chinese origin and the batik cloths reflect the favourite colours and designs of China. This design can be seen in many traditional Chinese ceramics and embroideries. Colours: Bright red, white and pale to very deep blues. Age and condition: new Size approx: 1.04 x 2.35m
BT00 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Storm clouds
£75.00 each Buy
Photo of our Natural dyed birds and flowers
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Natural dyed birds and flowers

A lovely contemporary hand darwn batik which is dyed using natural indigo and soga brown dyes. New and perfect condition Size: 1.05 x 2.45 cms
BT12 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Natural dyed birds and flowers
£50.00 each Buy
Photo of our Hand drawn batik with diamonds
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Hand drawn batik with diamonds

A lovely vintage cloth from Central Java. All hand drawn with large lozenge shaped diamonds of four well known batik designs including "truntum" stars, butterflies and rice spririt houses. This cloth is between 50 and 75 years old. Very good condition. Natural dyes of indigo and soga. Size: 1.02 x 2.25m
BT15 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Hand drawn batik with diamonds
£75.00 each Buy
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Batik from Madura

A wonderful hand drawn batik from the island of Madura (just off the coast of Java) All vegetable dyes of mengkudu (morinda citrifolia) deep red and indigo blue. Design of flowers and birds of paradise on a wavy background. This sarong has a panel at one end. 40 - 60 years old and in very good condition. Size: approx 2.2m x 1m
BT04 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Batik from Madura
£145.00 each Buy
Photo of our Batik headcloth square (iket)

Batik headcloth square (iket)

A beautiful hand stamped (cap batik) square with a central lozenge and a design of birds, and pavillions. Cloths like these are made to be made into a kind of turban for men especially for the guards who work in the Sulatn's Palace. In Java its called an iket. Colours: indigo blue, terracotta brown and cream. Size: 102 cms square
BT09 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Batik headcloth square (iket)
£45.00 each Buy
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Kemben (breast cloth)

A hand drawn batik cloth made in Jogyakarta in Central Java. Kemben with their distinctive central plain coloured lozenge are worn by dancers and women of the Sultan's court as garments which cover the top half of the body. Colours: black, deep indigo blue, mid brown, ivory Age: 60 years + Size: 51 cms x 250 cms Condition: very good, one small tear in one corner
BT01 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Kemben (breast cloth)
£95.00 each Buy
Photo of our Batik sampler with map

Batik sampler with map

A sampler cloth from Central Java featuring a map of the country of Indonesia, surrounded by typical Javanese batik designs. Colours: Indigo blue,black, mid brown, ivory Size: 104 x 175 cms Age: new
BT03 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Batik sampler with map
£55.00 each Buy
Photo of our Design sampler

Design sampler

A hand drawn design sample cloth from Pekalongan featuring 28 named designs. The cloth is designed to hang vertically and has a sleeve at each end for hanging it easily. Colours: black background, khaki brown and white Age and condition: new Size 177 x 102 cms ( 5'8 x 3'3)
BT06 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Design sampler
£75.00 each Buy
Photo of our Sumatran Batik Cloth

Sumatran Batik Cloth

A batik shawl called a "Juffri" made in Cirebon, Java for the Sumatran market. This cloth is new and bought by us from the workshop just outside Cirebon. Lovely deep red and pale browns Size: 1m x 2.25m
BT11 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Sumatran Batik Cloth
£85.00 each Buy
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Art Deco design

A beautiful cloth with unusual large floral designs. Designs such as this clearly influenced and inspired William Morris and the Art Deco artists when batik cloths like this were brought over from Java to Holland in the 1860s. Dyes: Vegetable dyes, indigo and soga brown Colours: Very deep blue,milk chocolate brown and ivory Age and condition: Worn but well cared for, the cotton is very silky and in very good condition. 70 - 80 years old Size: 250 x 104 cms (8' x 3'4)
BT05 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Art Deco design
£95.00 each Buy
Photo of our Double patchwork bedcover in vintage batik

Double patchwork bedcover in vintage batik

A beautiful and unique patchwork bed cover made in Java - this is suitable for a large double or king size bed. The patchwork is made from beautiful pieces of hand made vintage Javanese batik in indigo blue, white, pale yellow and cream. These fabrics are old and should be treated with care! The backing and borders are in a plain deep navy blue twill. All cotton fabric. Size: 2.15 m x 2.15 m
JB1 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Double patchwork bedcover in vintage batik
£98.00 each Buy
Photo of our Double patchwork bedcover in vintage batik.

Double patchwork bedcover in vintage batik.

A patchwork bed cover made in Java - this is suitable for a large double or king size bed. The patchwork is made from beautiful pieces of hand drawn vintage Javanese batik in indigo blue, gold, yellow and cream. These fabrics are old and should be treated with care! The backing and borders are in a plain deep navy blue twill. All cotton fabric. Size: 2.15 m x 2.15 m
JB2 – Beautiful hand drawn batik: Double patchwork bedcover in vintage batik.
£98.00 each Buy

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