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 macram fringes are made after the cloth is waved and before the cloth is batiked.
The motif is called Parikesit – a reference to the story of Mahabharata – Parikesit was Arjuna’s grandson. This motif wrapped around the head would give courage.
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.
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.
324 x 55 cm / 127.5 x 21.5 in
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