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Batik Silk Shawl with Kawung Motifs from Bali, "Java Sea"

Yuni Kristina conjures classic Javanese batik patterns in mesmerizing shades of black, gray, and green. Stamped by hand on a luxurious silk shawl, they include the parang, or dagger, once exclusive to the courts of Surakarta and Jogyakarta. Formerly... more

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Yuni Kristina conjures classic Javanese batik patterns in mesmerizing shades of black, gray, and green. Stamped by hand on a luxurious silk shawl, they include the parang, or dagger, once exclusive to the courts of Surakarta and Jogyakarta. Formerly reserved for the sultan's use, flowers and the kawung,--an eight-pointed rosette set within a square, rhombus, or circle-- complement the parang.

Each motif is created by hand, as evidenced by the occasional pencil mark or slight color variations.

  • 50 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 195 cm L x 52 cm W
  • 77" L x 20.5" W

  • 100% silk
  • Dry in the shade
  • Hand wash in cold water
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Do not dry clean
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indonesiaicon info
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Mr. Brown

From Providence RI

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12/20/2021

"Color in Photo a Little Misleading"

This is a very nice scarf and will not return, however, the person I had in mind to give is fond of the color purple or lavender. The description, which I failed to notice, says black grey, and green, which it is. The photo shows purple and blue.

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Therese

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01/11/2017

"This shawl is beautiful."

I was delighted to find that this shawl is true to the picture. It is beautifully made and of an excellent quality.

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Cynthia

From Georgia, USA

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06/19/2016

"Beautiful Scarf"

This is so elegant and perfect for evening wear.

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Marla

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06/17/2016

"Really pretty"

Light and compact.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Ian

Verified Reviewer

11/29/2022

"A rich sweep of the navy in your life today"

To be confidently well-dressed in company, drape your shoulders in this pretty elegant wrap.

Best Uses

  • For socialising and semi-formal wear

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Janna

From Seattle, WA

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08/13/2022

"Absolutely gorgeous!"

This shawl arrived and I was astonished by how soft it is. The pattern is beautiful and distinctive and I get compliments whenever I wear it. Recommended!

Tags By Janna

shawl scarf black blue silk batik

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Iana

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06/10/2024

"A cherished heirloom"

gorgeous shawl. bought it as a gift. most beautiful.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

KATHLEEN

Verified Reviewer

05/24/2024

"Perfect, beautiful!"

I received this gorgeous silk shawl today and am so excited to wear it to my daughters wedding in September! The pattern is lovely and will work beautifully with my hot pink dress. I know Ill be able to wear it often after that! Thank you, Yuni!

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Suzanne

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10/13/2023

"Beautiful but not the right colors for me"

This a lovely combination of colors and patterns in a very light weight silk. Unfortunately, it didnt complement the intended outfit and I returned it. The return process was easy and efficient- thank you Novica :)

Purchased Item:

Lavish Java, Indonesian Women's Batik Silk Shawl

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Kathleen

Verified Reviewer

04/15/2023

"Delicate"

Beautiful craftsmanship. Lightweight and soft-flowing scarf. Lovely pink shade with easy to match pattern

Best Uses

  • Casual Dressy

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Paige

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04/08/2023

"Absolutely fabulous!!"

Thank you so much, Yuni, for this gorgeous piece of wearable art! The colors are stunning and the weight of the scarf is perfect for year-round wear. This piece is delicate, hangs beautifully, and finishes an outfit (casual or more formal). This is something I will keep forever.

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Rada

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02/23/2023

"Exotic"

Stunning! Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful! Excellent job! Quality is amazing !

Tags By Rada

Elevate outfit brighten your day Look spectacular

Best Uses

  • With a black little dress
  • Classic outfit

Purchased Item:

Brave Java, Artisan Crafted Women's Batik Silk Shawl

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Yuni uses traditional batik processes such as canting and stamping to create her unique designs. These techniques have been handed down for generations and are among the characteristics that distinguish the art of batik. The importance of this traditional Indonesian art was acknowledge with the 2009 inclusion of Indonesian Batik on the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Yuni Kristina has received 11 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2500 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to purchase silk, canting tools, and batik stamps.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Since joining Novica, Yuni has seen steady growth in her workshop. She now provides work to other batik artisans to help produce her range of scarves and shawls.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Yuni has seen continuous growth in her textile project. She is now able to give jobs other batik artisans in her community.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Yuni is proud to be able to educate her children and wants them to have a great future.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Yuni has three young children and provides for their care.

 
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