Truntum Peksi

Pattern/Motif Name: Truntum Peksi
Design Format: Hip Wrapper (Kain Panjang) with undyed borders on the narrow ends only.
Provenance: Java, Surakarta
Technique: Hand-drawn wax resist on machine-woven cotton
Dyeing Methods: Natural Dyes, vegetable reddish-brown soga
Dimension: 2.5m x 1.1m

Truntum: to put forth buds. Traditional Central Javanese motif consisting of a geometrically applied layer of star-shaped flowers, symbolic of peace of mind. Generally worn at a wedding by the parents of the bride and groom. Also used as background motif in Indo-European designs.

Peksi: Bird

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