Not to be left behind, batik, on large fabric canvas depicts Shiva Nataraja performing the cosmic dance Tandava on the demon Apasmara in the circle of fire. The dance movements represent the five attributes of Godhead: 1). Creation by vibration of the drum
2). Preservation by abhaya hasta mudra (gesture of fearlessness)
3). Destruction by the flame of fire
4). Embodiment by the hand pointing downwards
4) Salvation by the crushing of the demon
In a complex movement, Shiva's leg firmly rests on the back of the wriggling Apasmara Purusha. The rear two hands of Shiva carry the hour-glass shaped drum and a ball of fire, symbolic of creation and destruction.
This description by Renu Rana.