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Batik patterns hold deep significance

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, July 11 2008 | 10:12 am

PREMIUM Centuries ago, royal court families in Central Java restricted the use of diagonal batik patterns because the popularity of the fabric had spread and they wanted to maintain its exclusivity. Common people who dared to wear batik with the restricted patterns faced punishment for dishonoring the royal family. The restriction on wearing batik with parang patterns, including the famous...