Silk Road Collection
Southeast Asia

Cloth of Different Colors

  • Southeast Asia
  • The north shore of Java, Indonesia
  • The 20th century
  • cotton
  • 197.0cm in width 107.0cm in length

Java flower cloth, made in Java, is also known as "batik Prada" because of the addition of gold foil, mud, and other kinds of gold. This piece of work is used as the dancing costumes dedicated to the gods in Indonesia. It is also known as a "musical instrument" of cloth rolled around the waist at ceremonies and weddings. Patterns of flowers and plants are painted on the white surface.