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Publisher Comments:

The exotic textiles of Java have intrigued the outside world for the past 150 years. Batik, the legendary fiber art of painting and dyeing fabrics using a waxing process, has been influenced by cultures as diverse as the Chinese, Indians, Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch, and English. Like no other book before it, Batik takes the reader on a spellbinding tour of Java, revealing batik's history, motifs, and methods of production.

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Batik takes the reader on a spellbinding tour of Java, revealing batik's history, motifs, and methods of production

Synopsis:

Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java is a sumptuous, classic book, richly illustrated with color plates of the finest antique and contemporary batik from thirty museums and private collections around the world. It includes historical photographs, etchings, engravings, maps and photographs of modern Java.

About the Author

Inger McCabe Elliott is a scholar, photographer, designer and entrepreneur. Her photographs are in New York's Museum of Modern Art and her textile collection, Fabric of Enchantment was nationally exhibited.

Brian Brake's photographs have been featured in magazines and museums worldwide.

Table of Contents

Prologue I.

Tales of a Trade Route Island

II. Batik in the Royal Courts

III. Journey to Pekalongan

IV. Journey to Gresik

V. Modern Batik

Glossary

Notes

Concordance

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780794606688
Subtitle:
Fabled Cloth of Java
Publisher:
Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
Photographer:
Brake, Brian
Author:
Brake, Brian
Author:
Elliott, Inger McCabe
Subject:
General
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Subject:
Dye
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback with Flaps
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20101010
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
260 color and bandw photos
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.00 in

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Batik takes the reader on a spellbinding tour of Java, revealing batik's history, motifs, and methods of production
"Synopsis" by , Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java is a sumptuous, classic book, richly illustrated with color plates of the finest antique and contemporary batik from thirty museums and private collections around the world. It includes historical photographs, etchings, engravings, maps and photographs of modern Java.
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