Classical Javanese Batik
Wijaya Kusuma (rare motif)
Pattern/Motif Name: Wijaya Kusuma (Epiphyllum Anguliger)*
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
*) Wijaya kusuma (Epiphyllum Anguliger) is a cactus species. A flower that bloom at night for a duration of only one night.
In Javanese tradition, Batik with Wijaya Kusuma motif is an ideal motif to cover the body of a dead man.
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