A triple brooch called "kerosang" is a set of three brooches or pins used to fastened the front opening of a "Kebaya". This is a silver reproduction of an old, large and fab design with modestly graded emerald. A genuine antique gold and "intan" (pieces of diamond cut in thin slithers resembling rose cut) similar to this was sold for $10,000 several years ago. CONDITION: EXCELLENT. Casing included.
Occasionally we would find an old fashioned looking "sogan" (traditional brown originally from the bark of "soga" tree) but with a little twist. Peranakan batik tulis are known for their flamboyant designs and colours. Here we have the restrain of the old brown Solo style, with a hint of the rebellion and breaking free in the dancing peacocks.....
This is a unique batik tulis. I can't quite figure out if this is Peranakan Chinese Javanese or just Javanese..... Either way, the background is very finely done in a pattern that is called "pasiran" which means "sand" like. And if you take a look at the close up, you can see what to me looks like a the flowing patterns of the sand in a Zen Japanese garden.
Kedungwuni is a town outside Pekalongan, the best of the best of Peranakan Chinese Batik Tulis, typified by a very distinct penmanship. The dots are tight, tidy, and exquisite, like no other place on earth can accomplish. No signature. Good condition.
Kudus style Peranakan Chinese Batik Tulis with interesting blue flowers, and in the "pagi-sore" format on this kain panjang. Kudus is a city in Java and was well known to be the place for where the wealthy of age gone by ordered their batik tulis. The more intricate the designs the more time consuming, and more expensive it became. So they of course commissioned batik tulis with detail packed background, and Kudus become synonymous with this amazing style. CONDITION: two pin holes as indicated by the white sticker.
This is a rare find. Indo Dutch batik tulis by Simone. Signed, and stamped. Most Dutch batik tulis from the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, is commonly estimated to be originated before the break of the first world war (c late 1800s - 1910s). It is designed with very European themes including what looks like cherubs or cupids. The limited colour choices here may be due to the fact that this was made prior to the arrival of synthetic dye in the Dutch East Indies. CONDITION: there are several moth holes (please see pics), mainly along the edges and a few towards the middle. I can only fit 6 pictures here. Please contact me for more pics of moth holes
This is another dancing peacock by Tjoa Siang Gwan. Signed. Estimated to be from around 1960s-70s. Purple peacocks kain panjang, strong and in a good enough condition to be word today with your pretty kebayas! CONDITION: Very good, with one pin size hole.
This is a COMBINATION newly made batik. Done with hand printing and tulis. Traditional Solo pattern called "Jarek Genes". Please inquire to make an order.
This is a Solo style combination batik (tulis and hand print) called "Jago Ukel". I think it refers to the rooster (ayam jago = champion chicken) and the type of background design (ukel). Please inquire to make an order.
This is a Solo style batik (hand printing and tulis) with a pattern that is known as "Pisang Bali" or Balinese Banana. Please inquire to make an order.
This is a Solo style Javanese "combination" batik (hand stamped mixed with tulis). The pattern here is called "Dong Lumbu". Please contact us to make an order. Thank you!
Newly made Javanese (Solo) batik. This design is called "Boko Pethak". It is made by hand stamping and tulis ("combination" method). Please inquire to make an order. Thank you!
Vintage Peranakan Chinese Javanese Batik Tulis with peacocks and flowers with "patchwork" background which is also visible as diagonal lines, both are elements of a more "traditional" Javanese Batik Tulis aesthetic. The edges are decorated in the traditional kain panjang way and it is decorated on both sides of the cloth.
Newly made Javanese butterflies. Solo Style. Combining hand stamping and "tulis". Please inquire to make an order.
Peranakan Batik Tulis Banyumas style with the classic "buketan" design with birds. CONDITION: Good.
Lasem style Pagi-Sore Batik Tulis, also known as the "4 Negeri" (4 States, instead of 3 States, normally with 6 colours), estimated to be c 1940s - 1950s. CONDITION: 15 cm repair, 6 cm rip, 1 hole the size of corn, 2 holes the size of mung beans, 8 pin holes - please see positions of white stickers in pic
This a BANYUMAS (city in Java) style Batik Tulis which has a background that is commonly called "gelaran" (approximately can be translated into "a spread"), which refer to the finely drawn rows of diagonal straight lines resembling a traditional mat. This is typically considered a finer form of background. CONDITION: nothing to report at this point but we are yet to inspect this personally.