Classic Lou ZeldisCrazy Wheel
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. The Javanese script at the bottom translates the motif the name of the makers and the name of the designer, Lou Zeldis with the year produced.
The motif on this textile is called crazy wheel. 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.
Lou spent many years in Indonesia and was fascinated with color and form in art and nature. This cloth is wonderful as wall hangings or as a table cloth or wrap yourself up in a sarong.
Threads of Life has negotiated the rights to continue to produce Lou Zeldis designs with Indonesian artist. Lou Zeldis also designed jewelry and this is available at https://www.louzeldis.com
Batik hand drawn, single panel, commercial cotton, natural and synthetic dyes.
Made in Java, 2021.
244 x 102 cm / 96 x 40 in