Collins Memorial Library

Batik

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Artist: Unknown

Presented by Gareth Barkin and the students on his 2009 Indonesia study-trip. The batik was procured in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, by students on the trip, while they were learning about batik wax relief techniques. It is hand-drawn batik (batik tulis) and features a variety of popular motifs framing a stylized map of Indonesia. The islands themselves are filled in with various "traditional" batik patterns, which historically adorned sarongs, particularly those worn by elite Javanese. The exception would be the non-Indonesian areas of the map, which are filled in with wavy lines.

Located on the Main Floor near the Liaison Librarians' Offices.