Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT4492 - Textile


Textile artefact recovered from Batavia

Piece plaited bobbin lace. Origin uncertain—possibly Italian, Flemish or Dutch. Cotton/linen fibre (see SEM analyses in A. Rixon, thesis & AIMA Bulletin 26: 51–56). Used to enrich the edges of collars and cuffs of garments.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Found in Barber' s Bowl concretion (BAT 516) by Hugh Edwards/UWA Expedition.

Number of Items 1

Material Textile

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4492

ID 8890

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


Under commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and Ariaen Jacobsz skipper, newly built Batavia sailed from Texel 27 October 1628 for the Dutch East Indies with bullion, goods and silver. On 4 June 1629 the ship struck a reef near Beacon Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. Of the 322 aboard 40 drowned and the rest got ashore. In search of water and food Jacobsz, Pelsaert and others left site in a 30...