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Express Talk: Batik Textiles of Java

July 5, 2017
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

Batik textiles are made by tracing designs on fabric with wax, which resists colored dyes and creates intricate patterns through multiple applications and dye baths. The process is especially important on the island of Java, where batik-makers have incorporated traditional motifs with inspirations from all over the world to create striking designs. Learn more about Batik Textiles of Java with a tour through the exhibit in the Textile Gallery. 

Sarong (tiga negri), 20th century, Indonesia Cotton, plain weave; hand-drawn wax resist dyed (batik tulis). Gift of E. M. Bakwin Indonesian Textile Collection.