2.16 Length x 1.40 Wide
Batik, the Traditional Fabric of Indonesia
It would be impossible to visit or live in Indonesia and not be exposed to one of the country's most highly developed art forms, batik. On your first visit to a batik store or factory you will undoubtedly experience an overwhelming stimulation of the senses – due to the many colors, patterns and the actual smell of batik. Only through repeated visits and a bit of study will the types of designs and their origins become apparent.
The word batik is thought to be derived from the word 'ambatik' which translated means 'a cloth with little dots'. The suffix 'tik' means little dot, drop, point or to make dots. Batik may also originate from the Javanese word 'tritik' which describes a resist process for dying where the patterns are reserved on the textiles by tying and sewing areas prior to dying, similar to tie dye techniques. Another Javanese phase for the mystical experience of making batik is “mbatik manah” which means “drawing a batik design on the heart”.
These stunning Lounge covers or bed throws are heavily embroidered with elephants, camels, fruit, flowers etc. They have a coloured Border attached all around and will make a statement in any decor!
Made in India
Size:216 x 145 cm
Just the right size for a table centre piece! these have patchwork elephants appliqued in each corner. They are embroidered with gold thread and adorned with sequins. Made to add colour to your room!
Made in India
Size: 90 x 90 cm