I have the wonderful opportunity to assist Rudloph Smend in presenting a beautiful collection of museum quality batik sarongs and kain panjang in the San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Exhibition. He is a very gracious and knowledgeable man who is as passionate as I am about batik. He has been collecting for 38 yerars. Here are a few examples from the pieces in the show:
This is a detail from a lovely girls sarong circa 1920.
Detail from the kepala of a sarong circa 1940.
Click on image to see more images of Gallerie Smend collection at the San Francsico Pacific Asia Arts