Batik: Spectacular Textiles of Java
|When||2 Nov 2012 - 28 Apr 2013|
|Where||Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
November 2 2012 – April 28 2013
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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