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Javanese people Skirt cloth [kain panjang] 1942-45 Description: depicting a battle scene with figures from the Mahabharata depicted in shadow puppet [wayang] style
Title Notes: depicts Pandawa brothers form the Mahabharata epic including Arjuna, Bima and the Panakawan servant clowns driving tanks and armoured cars, Semar suspended from a parachute, fighting the Japanese represented by tanks flying the Japanese flags, and snakes and venomous insects. Scaly geringsing ground.
Place made: Jogjakarta, Java, Indonesia
Materials & Technique: textiles, cotton, natural dyes; hand-drawn batik
Dimensions: 106.0 h x 240.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.3110