Sarasa Rakuen Nishiki( Brocade of Batick Paradise Design )
Many Indonesian baticks were brought to Japan from the South since the 16th century. They have been highly prized among people with admiration as their designs colorfully deqicting the troqical animals and plants that were different from Japan's natural features. This design was modeled after a batick pattern named “kebon binatang" meaning the zoo in Indonesian, consisted of oxen, parakeets, rabbits, peacocks, and goats.
The warp-patterned brocade was woven in our technique leaving the sentiments of Java batick which gave rise to Japanese printed cotton and bingata, the Okinawa’s printed cotton, in later days.