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Batik: Design, Style, & History - by Fiona Kerlogue (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Art

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Author: Fiona Kerlogue

Language: English

Street Date: November 1, 2004
TCIN: 77477616
UPC: 9780500284773
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-9972

Description

Every aspect of batik is rich in symbolism: its colors, motifs, and designs, as well as the way it is made, folded, and worn. Formerly a family and tribal signifier, and then a symbol of Indonesian independence and identity, it is now a fabric in demand all over the world. Fiona Kerlogue explores the origins of batik in the Indonesian archipelago; the materials and methods of production; regional traditions and differences; motifs and symbolism, including Malay, Chinese, and Islamic meanings; modern influences, such as industrialization, war, and independence; batik as traditional and modern costume; and batik as an art form. An illustrated index of motifs and their meanings, glossary, bibliography, and international listing of batik collections complete this authoritative yet accessible work.
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