Batik: Spectacular Textiles of Java

When 2 Nov 2012 - 28 Apr 2013
Where Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
Enquiry (415)-581-3500

Altar cloth (detail), 1910-1920. Indonesia; north coast of Java. Cotton. Lent by Joan and M. Glenn Vinson, Jr.

November 2 2012 – April 28 2013

Press Release:

Few art forms are so strongly associated with a particular region as batik is with Indonesia. Although the technique of patterning cloth through the application of wax is known in other parts of the world, in Indonesia—especially on the island of Java—this art form has reached the highest level of complexity. Drawn from a private collection, Batik presents 16 colorful examples, illustrating both the diversity of artistic traditions on the island and the interconnectivity among different regions, religions, and ethnic groups.

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