A design of roof tiles (sirapan) fill the centerfield, while the ferns in the kepala were inspired by the local landscape. The kepala is framed in a deep, lacelike border, a style introduced by Eurasian women-owned batik workshops in Pekalongan in the mid-nineteenth century. Priced at 30 Dutch guilders, this batik was very expensive for its time.
Hand-drawn wax resist, vat-dyed on plain-weave cotton
Garut or Tasikmalaya (Cipedes), West Java
Bureau of the Royal Household, Inv. #33