The exotic textiles of Java have intrigued the outside world for
the past 150 years. Batik, the legendary fiber art of painting
and dyeing fabrics using a waxing process, has been influenced by
cultures as diverse as the Chinese, Indians, Arabs, Portuguese,
Dutch, and English. Like no other book before it, Batik
takes the reader on a spellbinding tour of Java, revealing
batik's history, motifs, and methods of production.