Skirt cloth (kain panjang). Indonesia, Java, Pekalongan and Yogyakarta (dua negri). Hand drawn, batik tulis worn draped around the waist. This cloth is a lovely combination of north coast and central Javanese styles called dua negri. The parang (dagger) designs were once a restricted motif for the Javanese nobility. The classic type here called ‘parang rusak’ creates a powerful rhythmic pattern of undulating ribbons. Dyed in sogo brown with diagonal cream colored rows on a contrasting darker background, and a rust colored floral Fine cotton. Size: 264x104cm. c. 1930-40. To see an example look in Batik Design by Pepin, p.123.