SayutWoman’s Carrying Sling
A sayut cloth used to denote high status. The structure of the cloth is a representation of the agricultural rice growing landscapes. The macramé fringes are made after the cloth is waved and before the cloth is batiked. The motif is called macam kumbang which refers to a high caste person who has unusual charisma and powers.
Batik, single panel, handspun cotton, natural dyes.
Batik by Parwin, woven by Warsi, in Tuban, Java. Natural dyes by Threads of Life in Bali. 2019.
312 x 54 cm / 123 x 21.5 in
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