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Pepin Van Roojen (au). Batik is one of the most prominent expressions of the cultural identity of the Malay world. It the most popular traditional type of textile in Indonesia & other parts of Southeast Asia. The decorative styles used bear testimony to a cultural history that spans over 2,000 years. This book traces the origins & development of the motifs & patterns used in the design of batik, illustrated with a large selection of masterpieces from some of the foremost textile collections in the world. Also includes a cultural history of the Malay world to put the subject into a broader perspective. Focuses on batik technique, the traditional use of batik textiles, & to its occasional incorporated into modern fashion design.
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