THE VISUAL VOCABULARY OF THE ‘KAWUNG’ PATTERN OF INTERLOCKING CIRCLES IN JAVA – TAASA Review March 2023
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This article was originally found in the March 2023 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 32, Issue 1, Page 7).
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Lesley S Pullen I n Java, the geometric textile pattern group known as ceplokan, includes the kawung design which consists of a series of interlocking circles in various forms.
This pattern structure is first seen carved on stone statues dating to the 13th century and appears on almost half the sculptures in the East Javan Singhas?ri period (1222-1292) by the late 13th century (Pullen 2021:45). ...