Tujuh Lapis Batik Sarong

This tujuh lapis (seven layers of ink) batik was printed in West Java using a Chinese cloud design known as mega mendung. The motif, often found mainland China’s southern provinces, is only produced as a batik form in the West Javanese port of Cirebon. The batik uses blue dyes, a colour scheme which first became popular during the Dutch occupation of Indonesia in the 1800s.