BATIK BALANDA (DETAIL) C 1920, COTTON. COURTESY RUDOLF SMEND COLLECTION, COLOGNE – TAASA Review March 2011
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Batik belanda was worn by women in sarong style, stitched into a tube shape and folded and tucked in at the front.
Batik belanda was also fashioned into pants style for men.
Batik lengths were used as a baby or goods carriers, and as a veiling head cover (kudung) in Sumatra and Malaysia. Turning attention now to the mainland and to Cambodia...