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RESCUE - Peranakan Chinese Batik Tulis - Peacock

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1980: Item # 1170395
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Another of Tjoa Siang Swie's dancing peacock series. What else can I say. Another example of Straits Chinese textile art. THIS IS A RESCUE PIECE. I will let the picture speak for itself. Signature "Tjoa Siang Swie" and sign "Batik Tulis", which indicate to us that this was probably done between 1960s - 1980s as the Tjoa family was said to have stopped signing their batik tulis and left them with "Batik Tulis" in the 1980s (to indicate that they are not machine printed or hand stamped batik). CONDITION: The colours have faded a little somewhat, but as you can see, it still has a lot of its original punch! The cloth felt rather thin-ish and very smooth, as you would find in cotton cloths that are used rather often (in contrast to the paper crisp ones from the early 1900s - unfortunately a lot of those have became handbags in the last few years). I can't see visible damages.