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The word Batik is originally an Idonesian-Malay word and means to dot .This art of textile is spread in the hindu and malay world, but Indonesia is certainly the heart of the Batik.This way of painting and coloring textile has reached its higher degree of excellence in the Island of Java , in cities like Solo, Yogyakarta, Pekalongan or Cirebon. From Java this 'batik' cloth was exported to other islands of the archipelago and to the Malay peninsula.
Batak Padung-Padung - Michael Backman Ltd
Indonesia ~ North Sumatra | Solid cast ear ornaments ~ Padung-Padung ~ from the Karo Batak people | 19th century | High grade silver, completely solid and together weigh more than 1.5 kgs | POR ||| Insert shows a Karo Batak woman, ca 1900, wearing prominent padung-padung