Unisex Batik Robe

AUD $75.00

Our spectacular range of robes are made from batik tulis (hand drawn).  Each tulis piece is unique combining batik from different regions of Java to create beautiful robes to wear at home or out and about.

This robe is made with batik tulis with Mega Mendung or clouds motif from Cirebon, West Java.  “Mega Mendung batik pattern has been closely associated and symbolizes the city of Cirebon. According to Taoism, the clouds represent heaven and have the meaning of the vast and free world. They mean the flowers of the world. Mega Mendung also has the meaning/philosophy that a person’s heart should remain calm and cool in any situation, like a cloud overcasting on a hot day to cool the surrounding atmosphere. This philosophy could be applied to a leader must be able to cool and protect his/her subordinates or community.” [https://batiknudo.com/mega-mendung-batik/]

100% cotton

Length 93cm

Other styles are made-to-order, all inquiries welcome

Out of stock

Category: SKU: BR20

Description

The city of Cirebon is on Westl Java.  It has a long history of batik production and is well known for their mix of colours and delicate bird and flower designs.  Due to its historical trading patterns Cirebon batik has been influenced by (and has influenced) other areas of Asia in their textile design.

Tulis is the premium style of batik where the entire design is applied by hand using a tool called a canting (pronounced chanting). It is a pen-like instrument made from a small copper reservoir with a spout on a wooden handle. The reservoir holds the hot wax which flows through the spout.
The cloth is then dipped in dye or the colour is painted on. After the cloth is dry the wax is removed by boiling the cloth. The areas treated with wax keep their original colour. This process is repeated as many times depending on how many colours are desired. The process can take days or even weeks for more complex designs and colours.

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Additional information

Weight 0.50 kg