Rare 1900 - 1920's Tok Wi Batik Tulis, Dewi Cina Bian Cai Tian, frontal cover fo
Rare 1900 - 1920's Tok Wi Batik Tulis, Dewi Cina Bian Cai Tian, frontal cover for ancestral altar. Cotton hand-drawn wax resist pattern of Fujianese or Cantonese Buddhist folklore goddess adapted from Japanese prosperity goddess Banzaitien (formerly the Hindu goddess Sarasvati) playing a pipa on a rocking chair with bound feet and surrounded by fish, Chinese good luck symbols, mythical animals and dancing European angels. Most likely all natural dyes. Peranakan people, maybe Ceribon, north coast Java, Indonesia. Entire cloth is backed with orignial pink cotton with strings attached to the upper corners for tying onto the altar table. One repaired small hole. Natural and chemical dyes. Peranakan people, North Coast Java, Indonesia.
114 x 107 cm