Drawn from the DMA’s collection, ‘Waxed: Batik from Java’ presents a selection of Javanese batik made in the West and Central regions, where the main batik production was centered during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Batik is a wax-resist process for dye-decorating cloth. In Indonesia, batik is especially associated with the island of Java. Read more.
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