Large Antique Vintage Batik Tjap B-10780W - Indonesia - $65 (Wyoming)

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Item Description from the Seller: B-10780 -W
Design Description: Large Solid Teak Framed Magnificent Flower and Pinpoint Art
Approximate Dimensions: L 8 ¾” x W 1.2” x H 8 ¾”
Approximate Weight: 2 lbs. 3 oz.

Please look at other listings from this collection. One owner since 1971.

This handmade batik tjap is part of an estate vintage collection that has been in storage for over 53 years in the USA.
The actual age of the batik tjap at the time acquired, in 1971, by the collector, while living in Jakarta, Indonesia, is unknown.
This exquisite one-of-a-kind work of art is handmade of copper strips woven into intricate and beautiful designs that can be used to make batik cloth, displayed on a shelf, or framed and hung on a wall as a distinctive and striking fine art craft tool. It makes for a memorable gift.
Important Note:
The rust on the batik tjap iron handle and sides is caused by old age.
Vintage and pre-owned Batik. The photos and description together are meant to help you assess the condition of the batik and make an informed decision. If a batik has a defect, such as a chip or crack, it will be photographed. The seller will strive to give you an accurate image of the batik. The original collector lived in Indonesia and selected the Batiks directly from different Batik artisan workshops in Jakarta and elsewhere in the country. Additional photos are provided upon request highlighting a particular area of interest. You are welcome to contact me for additional information.
Batik Tjaps – Brief History
The true origin of batik, as a fine raft, has never been fully determined. Experts in fine arts and crafts “presume to be at least 2,000 years old. Archaeological findings prove that the people of Egypt and Persia used to wear batiked garments. The search for the origin of this ancient craft “always seems to lose the trail amid unrecorded history. Some archaeological findings of batiks trace back to the 10th century. Ruins of a temple in Java (Indonesia) dating back to about the 13th-century show fragments of stone figures wearing garments decorated with motifs strongly resembling the sarong of the 20th century in style and decoration. On the grounds of this evidence, by the 12th century, batik had reached Java, where it established itself as an important part of Indonesian culture and economy.”
“As each house of aristocracy has its coat of arms and each clan of Scotland its tartan, so the nobility of Java introduced their own motifs and colors. According to the book “The Art of Batik”, (R. Soeprapto) Sultan Janjokrijusmo, who ruled from 1613 to 1645, was very fond of the craft and created many and deeply symbolic designs.
At first Batik Tjaps were merely a pastime of the ladies of the Javanese courts, but it became a matter of social status to wear batiked sarongs to display one’s artistry in design and color, to keep the wardrobes well stocked, all ladies of the court were soon engaged in the decoration of their robes. As time passed, the ladies-in-waiting and even the servants had to give a helping hand, and batik continued to grow in popularity. It had become a national costume worn by men and women alike.
All the natural things surrounding the Javanese, such as birds, flowers, fruits, foliage, butterflies, fish, and shells were used in the most elaborate motifs to embellish their sarongs, kains, kembangs and slendangs. Religious law, however, forbids the Moslem to represent any living being, so the peacock and eagle, those very royal creatures, and the elephant and all other animals had to be stylized to obey that provision. There were hundreds of patterns, many of which assumed their own names and withstood the changes of time and outside influence for centuries. Principal basic patterns are the kawung, parang,tjeplok and semen.
Source: Batik The Art and Craft by Ila Keller published in 1966.
Flat Fee: $10 per Batik tjap or free local pick-up by arrangement in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

The seller does not accept returns. Please review the photos and description or contact me for further information so you can shop with confidence.
Payment method: Cash, Venmo or PayPal.

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