"Stik 16" is a term commonly used for the number "16" sewn into the cloth to indicate the last 16th yard of a roll of cloth used to make batik tulis in the early 1900s. This ceased to exist after the war, at least in the Dutch East Indies so this become a popular indicator and almost guarantee of the age of a particular batik tulis when the usual conventions are hard to use to determine their age of productions, which is often the case than not. It has an amazing colour for something that is about 100 years old. It has the classical "Parang" background with long tail birds on abstractly drawn long stemmed flowers with a lot of movements. CONDITION: several repair stitches and a 4 inches (10 cm) rip.