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Silk batik shawl, 'Java Sea'

Item # 48890
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Yuni Kristina conjures classic Javanese batik patterns in mesmerizing shades of blue. Stamped by hand on a luxurious silk shawl, they include the parang, or dagger, once exclusive to the courts of Surakarta and Jogyakarta. Formerly reserved for the sultan's use, flowers and the kawung, an eight-pointed rosette set within a square, rhombus or circle, complement the parang.

Each motif is created by hand, as evidenced by the occasional pencil mark or slight color variations. Made in Indonesia.

  • Dry in the shade
  • Hand wash in cold water
  • Do not dry clean
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 76.8" L x 20.5" W
  • Weight: 0.1 lb
  • 100% silk
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Indonesia. Please allow 10 to 21 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Recent reviews:

September 26, 2012 - I totally love this shawl!! The colors are beautiful and it's exactly what I was looking for. I'm really glad that I'll be able to wear this year-round! It is light but still has some weight to it so I can still wear it like a scarf. I'll be watching for more of Yuni's items to purchase. Thanks to Novica!!

Artisan: Yuni Kristina

Artisan Yuni Kristina

"I learned the art of batik when I was very young, since my mother is a batik artist in Java. She has been making batik at home for 23 years, while waiting each day for my father -- a fisherman -- to come home from the sea. As you can imagine, batik is a part of my life. I started experimenting with the technique when I was 13 years old, with mori textiles. Now I've learned to create different motifs and to work with other materials, such as silk. My mother still helps me a lot.

"My mother is my inspiration. She and I still design together, especially the floral and bird motifs that are typical in Pekalongan batik. My husband Rieckey also helps me a lot because he knows what people like abroad, and then I can focus on creating. I would like the batik of Bali to become well known around the world, since its beauty is outstanding.

"As a local Thai woman, I'm very proud of the fact that I can have the career that I love, and to be able to provide for myself and my family.

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