February 01, 2016

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We specialise in Indonesian Batik & Tenun Ikat handbags that combined with quality genuine Italian leather. We'd proudly present the beauty of Central Java Batik, Balinese Tenun Ikat, Tenun Gedog Tuban and Tenun Ikat East Nusatenggara crafted in each Kuppu bag only for you!

The softness of batik lawas Adek Baji

Batik tulis Adek Baji (little baby brother) was uniquely named like that due to the softness of batik material described as soft as baby skin - since it's being used to carry & cuddle a baby (gendongan bayi). This unique soft characteristics set them apart from other kind of batik tulis during the time 1930-1960 in Solo and Pekalongan.

Earlier time of batik tulis Adek Baji had very complicated motifs especially at the edge of the batik (letter L motifs called sushomoyo) and use only traditional method which entailed the tedious application of wax by hand with a canting (full batik tulis).

Unlike other 3 (Tiga) Negri batik, most of batik Adek Baji have white or yellowish colour background (warna latar), with some motifs in green tosca colour and or purple colour, in pagi/sore (morning/evening) and buketan (flower bouquet) style.

Later time of Indonesian batik development (after 1970), many of them including batik Adek Baji were start using cap (copper stamp). This invention enabled a higher volume of batik production compared to the traditional method of full batik tulis mentioned above.

This beautiful batik Adek Baji was found in Pekalongan, estimated produced in 1950-1960. Enjoy!




Ira Tazar
Ira Tazar