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Wijaya I
Wijaya I
Wijaya I
Wijaya I
Wijaya I

Studio Gypsied

Wijaya I

$129.00 SGD

The deep natural earth dyes together with the competent handiwork of the artisan was what first drew us to this batik. There is a portrayal of deep strength, especially in the ancient motif called semen (from the root word ‘semi’, pronounced sir-mi, which remarkably means to sprout or bloom in Javanese, much like its biological meaning). This motif is particularly known as semen rantai, a piece that signifies new beginnings. 

Traditionally when worn by a woman, takes on great significance as it brings with it the message of her commitment in the sacredness of a marriage.

The batik is divided into three parts representing life’s different elements — earth as depicted by flora & fauna, air as represented by clouds & phoenix and spiritual as portrayed by mountains. 

Wijaya is the first king of Majapahit, and his name is often associated with the beginning of the empire.

Textile
This is a fully hand drawn piece by master artisans. All colours are natural dyes derived from leaves, barks and roots found in the archipelago such as indigo, sogan, jalawe and jackfruit. Only one piece available.

Other things you should know
Comes gift ready and packaged in our custom gift box and tissue.
Textile measures  approximately 2.4m x 1m.
Base of batik is primissima cotton, with a thread count of 100% cotton.
Textile is drawn and dyed by batik artisans, minor inconsistencies are to be expected. However this is what makes each piece unique.

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