Tribal and Textil Art 2021

.
.
.
.

No. 01 - Head cloth

No. 01 - Head cloth, Iket kepala

106 x 105 cm
Cotton, Indigo blue
Batik tulis

1930

Published in Fiona Kerlogue The book of BATIK (page 161)
“The mystical patterns which cover this finely executed headcloth seem to suggest the forms of the Arabic letters for the word ‘Allah’, without quite spelling them out. The cloth was probably regarded as having power to protect the wearer. “

Sold

 

Details Object 01


_________________________________________________________________

No. 02 - Headcloth

No. 02 - Headcloth – Iket kepala

105x105 cm
Fine cotton; plant dyes; soga brown, indigo blue, green and yellow
Tulis batik and tye dye technique in the center
ca. 1930

Rare, mint condition. Central Java, Sultans Palace, Yogyakarta

Reference BATIK Javanese and Sumatran Batiks from Courts and Palaces, Rudolf Smend Collection (page 30)
$ 1000

 


_________________________________________________________________

No. 03 - Head Cloth

No. 03 - Headcloth

90x90 cm
Fine cotton; Natural dyes; Indigo blue
Tulis batik , combination cap
ca. 1930

Good Condition, South Sumatra

$ 800

 


_________________________________________________________________

No. 04 - Head Cloth

No. 04 - Headcloth – Iket kepala

90x90 cm
Fine Cotton; Indigo Blue, Natural Dye red
Batik tulis
First quarter of 20th century
Rare design, South Sumatra

Sold

 


_________________________________________________________________

No. 05 - Head Cloth

No. 05 - Headcloth – Kain Kepala

100x100 cm
Local cotton
Batik tulis, chemical dye
Second quarter of 19th century
Rare , Madura island

$ 900


 

Detail Object 05


_________________________________________________________________

No. 06 - Kemben

No. 06 - Selendang

50x240 cm
Fine imported cotton
Batik tulis , plant dyes, indigo blue and sogabrown
ca. 1930

Rare design, mint condition, acquired in Central Java

$ 1800

 

Detail Object 06


_________________________________________________________________

No. 07 - Kemben

No. 07 - Kemben – Breast scarf

50x240 cm
Fine cotton
Batik Tulis, chemical dye
ca. 1940

Good condition, Pasisir area, North coast of Java

$ 900



 

Detail Object 07


_________________________________________________________________

No. 08 - Selendang

No. 08 - Selendang - Shoulder scarf

50x270 cm
Fine imported cotton
Batik tulis, chemical dye
ca. 1930

Good condition, Workshop E v Zuylen?, not signed. Extra large

$ 1900

 

Detail Object 08


_________________________________________________________________

No. 09 - Selendang

No. 09 - Selendang - Shoulder scarf

50x220 cm
Fine cotton
Batik Tulis, chemical dye
ca. 1930

Pasisir area North-Java

$ 900

 

Details Object 09


_________________________________________________________________

No. 10 - Celana Trousers for men

No. 10 - Celana – Trousers for men

105 (+8)cm + 50 x 50cm
Cotton
Batik Tulis, chemical dye
1940

Good condition, hand sewn, Design Sido Mukti, Dua Negri, Central Java an Lazem

Reference: BATIK Traditional Textiles of Indonesia from Rudolf Smend (page 111)
“In the 19th century, trousers (Celana) became the informal dress of Javanese as well as European an Chinese residents of Java, as they suited the tropical climate much better than tight European garments.”

$ 900

 

Detail Object 10


_________________________________________________________________

No. 11 - Kain panjang

No. 11 - Kain panjang, hip wrapper, pagi sore (morning/evening)

105 x 240 cm
Cotton
Batik Tulis, chemical dye
First half of 19th century, Dutch flags
Good condition

$ 1100

 

Details Object 11


_________________________________________________________________

No. 12 - Sarong

No. 12 - Sarong, not signed

105 x 180 cm
Cotton
Batik tulis, chemical dye
First quarter of 20th century, Dutch flags
Good condition

Inger McCape Elliot
“Batik was often made to commemorate special events. War was an especially popular subject, but so was the opening of a new railroad line, the flight of a new airplane, or the launching of a steamship. Sometimes entire fairy tales – Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty – were illustrated.
There was nothing particularly magical about these special designs; they were more kitsch than art. Nevertheless, these special batiks for special events tell us what people were thinking at the time.
Many of the commemorative batik pieces are associated with the workshops of Indische women who made them for the colonial market in Java, sometimes using cap, sometimes tulis. If nothing else, these special batik clearly show once again the many outside influences that came to bear on batik design.”

On this batik red riding hood and the wolf had been depicted on the kepala.


$ 1100

 

Details Object 12


_________________________________________________________________

No. 13 - Sarong

No. 13 - Sarong, Boats, Colonal area

???cm


Cotton
Batik
1930

Price on demand

 

Back and details Object 13


_________________________________________________________________

No. 14 - Sarong

No. 14 - Sarong

105 x 195 cm
Cotton, Pekalongan
Batik Tulis
Early 20th century
Good condition

Published in: BATIK, Traditional Textiles of Indonesia from Smend collection (page 70/71)
“Sarong, probably made in an Arab workshop in Pekalongan, early 20th century
The faces of all the living beings – humans, birds, dogs an even a horse – depicted in this rural scene have been disguised in some way. Some have been turned into floral-like forms. This feature, as well as the large bouquet of flowers, suggests that the cloth was produced in Pekalongan, in one of the many batik workshops run by Indonesian Arabs.”

Sold

 

Details Object 14