Lou Zeldis BatikDecorative Hanging
This hand-drawn batik is a Lou Zeldis original. It is the result of much time and effort using traditional techniques of wax-resist patterning and natural dyes. Lou Zeldis was masterful in the use of design using age old batik techniques as his media- the images were inspired by nature, found objects, and his travels across the world. This is from a collection produced prior to Lou’s death in 2012. The motif is an abstract form of the Indian patola motif found on trade cloths that were part of the currency of the spice trade.
Threads of Life has negotiated the rights to continue to produce Lou Zeldis designs with Indonesian artists and expects that the first small production run will be available in December 2020. Lou Zeldis also designed jewelry and this is available at https://www.louzeldis.com
This cloth is wonderful as a wall hanging or as a table cloth. Please remember that I am photographing at home due to social distancing so when the wind blows the textile is not always straight – this is not a reflection on the squareness of the actual textile.
Batik hand drawn, single panel, commercial cotton, natural dyes.
Made by Lou Zeldis in Java, 2004.
92 x 70 cm / 36 x 27.5 in
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