Batik makers frequently targeted their market to the Chinese who lived throughout Indonesia, especially the northern coastal areas of Java. This is a typical tok wi, or altar cloth, used to decorate the front of the traditional Chinese ancestors’ altar where departed family members would be honored and venerated. The characters express long life, happiness, and luck. The rich red color of this batik probably places it in Lasem most likely from the 1970’s. It is also quite possible that the maker was Chinese as there were many in coastal northern Java. Tok wi are hardly used anymore and it is rare to find them.