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By Inger McCabe Elliot, Brian Brake

First released in 1984; this electronic version published in 2013

Batik: Fabled fabric of Java is a luxurious, vintage ebook, richly illustrated with colour plates of the best vintage and modern batik from thirty museums and personal collections all over the world. It contains old photos, etchings, engravings, maps and pictures of contemporary Java.


"This is THE publication on batik, a useful appreciation of a vanishing paintings, a must-have for an individual drawn to textiles."—Diane von Furstenberg

"I first stumbled on batik again within the overdue sixties throughout the eyes of Inger McCabe Elliott. through the years I've revisited this awesome paintings in all its richness and creativity. it is going to regularly be a good resource of concept to me."—Oscar de los angeles Renta

"A e-book for students and architects alike. With its attractive images and wealthy historic textual content, Batik: Fabled textile of Java conveys the magic of a special and unique art."—Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

"I go away the publication open on a desk to show on a daily basis to a different web page, to be absorbed within the visible delights of colour and layout, and to find an power that simply good looks can provide. This e-book is a part of my life."—Gloria Vanderbilt

Inger McCabe Elliott is a pupil, photographer, dressmaker and entrepreneur. Her images are in New York's Museum of contemporary artwork and her cloth assortment, cloth of appeal used to be nationally exhibited.

Brian Brake's photos were featured in magazines and museums all over the world.

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Special tulis pieces are always boxed or wrapped individually, while yardage goods are normally rolled on tubes. • Let us now look at the spectacular works of art created in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries by this intricate process. Here is a visual archive of the geographic and historic forces that have pressed upon Java for centuries. Batik was recast by the coastal Javanese eye into a vibrant cloth with a diverse artistic vocabulary. The following pages chronicle some of the finest examples.

More than a fine art, At the kraton of Yogyakarta in Wooden puppets, wayang central Java, courtiers bring golek, involve no shadows the Sultan his tea twice a day contrary to leather puppets, from a pavilion especially huilt although their stories are sim Har.

In this city dwell very many noblemen who do great trade in the buying and selling of silk . . cotton cloth, and also pieces of cloth which they wear on their bodies, some of which are made there. They have ships that they call junks, which . . are laden with pepper and taken to Bali, and they exchange it for pieces of simple cotton cloth, for they are made there in quantity, and when they have exchanged their pepper there for that cloth, they carry the same . . to other surrounding islands .

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