Gringsing Peksi

Pattern/Motif Name: Gringsing 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

Gringsing: against illness. Ancient Javanese textile type known to ward off bad influences. An apotropaic Javanese motif resembling snakeskin and generally used in backgrounds.

Peksi: Bird

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