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Batik - fabled cloth of Java.

Batik--Fabled Cloth of Java

The color closeups in this book so beautifully illustrate the full range of batik design that they could practically make the sun shine on a rainy reading day. Text and black-and-white photography trace Oriental and European influences (both artistic and religious) on Java, beginnings of the batik industry, traditional uses, trademark designs of different villages, daily life in batik workshops, the intricacies of wax and dye making. The book's lively writing style captures Java's spicy exoticism.
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Publication:Sunset
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Feb 1, 1986
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