A beautiful vintage Indonesian batik tulis textile from Solo, one of the ancient batik producing city in Java.
It is in a classic design called Tiga Negeri (three countries).
This handmade Javanese fabric will look beautiful as an elegant sarong, shawl and wrap. It is also perfect for the boho and eclectic interior and for the avid vintage textile lover and collector.
▪︎244cm x 105cm ( 96" x 41" )
▪︎Two tiny holes as shown in pictures but otherwise in very good vintage condition.
▪︎Handwash only in natural soap or detergent for delicates.
It was made with a tool called tjanting, instead of stamped or printing. Every dots and lines were hand drawn in wax individually and then dyed, boiled, rewaxed, and the process was repeated , depending on the complexities of the design. A piece like this can take six months or more to produce.
Have been dyed in natural dye like indigo and sogan.
This classic design is called Tiga Negeri. It was first created in 1910 by the Peranakan Chinese workshop of Nyonya (Mrs) Tjoa Giok Tjiam based on the Chinese Sam Kok stories of Three Kingdom.
It was characterised by the used of three primary colours in the original design, sogan, indigo and red.
The Tiga Negeri was also made famous by the fact that it was dyed in two or three different cities in Java, Lasem for its red, 'sogan' or brown in Solo and red in Pekalongan. However later generations of the Tjoa family started to introduce other colours like maroon and green as shown in this particular piece.
The Tjoas last produced Tiga Negeri in 2014, making it a much sought after piece.
The little tag sewn indicated the name of the artist although it is not clear of who the name is as there were also other Peranakan Chinese workshop who produces the Tiga Negeri
*NOT suitable for areas of heavy usage or upholstery projects. Please contact me if you would like more informations regarding this.