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Barong Motif Teal Blue Green Batik Fabric

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Long enough for a sarong, or an ample measure for home decor projects, this piece of Indonesian batik featuring a Barong motif is a beautiful hue of teal blue-green.

Batik is hand-dyed using a traditional wax resist method for which Indonesia is renowned.

This one features a traditional ethnic pattern and three sides are surrounded by a border pattern which may or may not work for you. If wearing as a sarong, the side without a border would be worn at the top.

It has selvedges along the length. The shorter side edges are raw and have been intentionally frayed a little as you can see in some of the photos. They're unlikely to fray any further.

I also have this design in green and in cream - a longer 217cm length of it - that you can see in my textiles and trim section here -


Size: Approx 105cm x 200cm – 41 x 78 ¾ in
Weight: 230 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: Teal blue-green, light brown, very dark brown or black. Please note that due to varying monitor settings, the colour of the actual item may vary from what you see on your screen. The colour in my third foto is a little washed out but remains in the mix to show the pattern.
Material: 100 per cent cotton
Shipping: This item tips the scales at about 230 grams and is therefore more costly to send. If you don't see your country listed, please convo me for a quote on shipping costs. I combine shipping with other items if you see that as a way to get value for money. I shop by registered post with a tracking number, and you will almost certainly need to sign for the package upon delivery.
Extra info: This is new fabric and should be washed before use. Wash separately. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me via the Etsy convo system. Time zone differences mean it could take me a little while to reply.

From my very first visit to Bali back in 1989, I fell in love with batik and it remains one of my favourite textiles.

The detailed patterns are created using a manual wax-resist dyeing technique.

Watching artisans at work applying the wax fills me with admiration for this ancient artform and the workmanship that goes into producing a single piece of this cloth.

UNESCO has designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, calling on Indonesia to preserve their heritage.

I doubt Indonesia needs much urging though, given the extent of national pride in the techniques, patterns and traditions that are wrapped up in this textile.

The best traditional batik comes from Java and features mostly brown, indigo and white colours – brown and indigo being the most widely available natural dye colours.

Bali has its own brand of fun and funky contemporary patterns and colours that are often used for vibrant kids' clothes and accessories.

"Love is like a batik created from many emotional colors, it is a fabric whose pattern and brightness may vary." ~ Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of Love

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Barong Motif Teal Blue Green Batik Fabric