SayutWoman’s Carrying Sling
A sayut cloth used to denote high status. The structure of the cloth is a representation of the agricultural rice growing landscapes. The macramé fringes are made after the cloth is waved and before the cloth is batiked. The motif is called sri guntingan which refers to a swallow that has a tail that looks like an open scissor.
Threads of Life is working to recover the indigo dye recipes with this village in Tuban, Java. Waxed patterns in handspun textile are sent to Bali where the Threads of Life dye studio dyes them and removes the wax.
Batik, single panel, handspun cotton, natural dyes.
Batik by Darmi, woven by Warsi, in Tuban, Java. Natural dyes by Threads of Life
Life in Bali. 2019.
288 x 74 cm / 113.5 x 29 in
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