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!