Threads Of Life

Sayut

Handspun Cotton Hand Batik

IDR 3,000,000

Out of stock

Item Code: TFF.SA.I6.1160.002

A sayut cloth is used as a carrying sling for a child or to carry baskets of food from the field. The structure of the cloth is a representation of the agricultural rice growing landscapes. The macrame fringes are made after the cloth is waved and before the cloth is batiked.

The motif on this batik handspun textile is called lokchan relating back to the strong trade relationship between China and Java that dates back to the Ming Dynasty. A sayut textile with this motif may also be used as a wedding canopy.

Threads of Life is working to recover the indigo dye recipes with this village in Tuban, Java. Waxed patterns in handspun textile are sent to Bali where the Threads of Life dye studio dyes them and removes the wax.

Information about the makers will be supplied with each cloth.
Batik hand drawn, single panel with macrame and fringing, handspun cotton. Woven and batiked in Tuban, dyed by the Threads of Life Dye Studio in Ubud, Bali, 2019.
320 x 55 cm / 126 x 21.5 in

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