Detail of a batik design from Indonesia - this would be GORGEOUS as an accent in my library :)

Detail of a batik design from Indonesia - this would be GORGEOUS as an accent in my library with my steamer trunk, Edison pendants and world map art :)

BATIK of Javanese [Indonesian] origin | Batik is Indonesian Culture!!!

BATIK of Javanese [Indonesian] origin is melted wax applied to cotton cloth. In Yogyakarta , I watched fascinated as tradition.

Javanese Batik 20th C - detail

like pattern overall antiquey feel, too much "tea-stain" color in background

This is a really good video about Batik.  It's a great project for either middle school-high school for textiles.  This would be a good AH component.

BATIK: Applying wax to fabric prior to dyeing / © 2008 by Batik Museum Institute, Pekalongan

Batik is a general term that refers to a wax-resist fabric-dyeing technique; tulis is the name of the highest quality freehand batik, whose makers use a hot-wax applicator known as a “canting.” Hand-blocked designs are called cap, and the most common batik fabric is mass-produced.

Information on BATIK Sarong & Clothing Collection: Batik Maker

"Ceplok" a hand-drawn batik shawl by an unknown artist, Palembang, South Sumatra, 1925. Vegetable-dyed cotton amazing!!

"Ceplok" a hand-drawn batik shawl by an unknown artist, Palembang, South Sumatra, Vegetable-dyed cotton amazing!

Indonesian Batik

Javanese batik in the parang style. Parang was once used exclusively by the…

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