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Tai Gallery / Textile Arts

Canopy
Djambi, Sumatra
early 20th century
Hand-drawn batik on commercial cotton
7' 2" x 3' 5" ( 2.18 x 1.04 m )

Calligraphy on a blue ground.

Without literacy, the weaver seemingly translates the Basmala text into the image of flying birds suggested only by their wing motion as recorded by the batik canting pen. Published in "Indonesian Textiles" by Richard Tuttle, 2004.

Condition: Excellent

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