Rare Exceptional Large Megamundung Silk Batik Java Cirebon Indonesia
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Rare Exceptional Large Megamundung Silk Batik Java Cirebon Indonesia:
RARE EXCEPTIONAL LARGE MEGAMUNDUNG SILK BATIK JAVA CIREBON INDONESIA
Shown here is a very rare, hand-drawn, halus or refined silk batik tulis from Cirebon, Indonesia made in a court appointed workshop.
From wikipedia translated from Indonesian: unique batik motifs that are not found in other areas of batik. In fact, because only in Cirebon and is a masterpiece, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia will register motif megamendung to UNESCO for recognition as one of the world heritage. '
Size: 44in x 84in. 111cm x 213 cm.
Circa: Collected in early 1980s in Cirebon, on the island of Java in Indonesia.
Motif: Megamundung or cloud, a Cirebon specialty and a motif renowned for use of up to 7 shades of a single colour.
Colors: Light to Dark blues. According to the Indonesians the colors symbolizes the sky carryingthe awaited rain asthe bear of fertility andgiver of life.
Symbolism according to wikipedia:
"In the schools of Taoism , represents the world above the clouds form. The concept of the cloud is also influential in the artistic world of Islam in the 16th century, which is used by the Sufis for the expression of the world or the outdoors".
Read the book: Batik Design by Pepin Van Roojen.
Many thanks for your interest. Payment within 3 days after close of sale.