ERIC Number: ED249157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Dyed and Printed Textiles: Javanese Batik [and] Dutch Wax Prints [and] West African Adire. Third Edition.
Three booklets focusing on dyed and printed textile techniques of Java, West Africa, and the Netherlands describe historical and ethnographic materials as well as the development of particular technical traditions. Each section may be used alone or with either or both of the others. When used together, these booklets illustrate the cross-fertilization of cultures through trade and movement of people. Each booklet begins with a world map of trade routes. The first booklet focuses on Javanese batik, presenting a history of wax-resistant textiles and a section about Indonesia's land and people. Other topics include Javanese clothing, the use of batiked textiles, symbols from Javanese batik, origins of batik, processes and implements used to produce different effects, and dyes and dyestuffs. The second booklet focuses on the Dutch textile industry, Javanese influences, and engraved copper roller printing. Subsequent sections discuss the need for new markets, the West African market, and wax block printing today. The final booklet on West African adire provides sections on West African textiles, the land and people, Yorubaland, clothing, usage and distribution, motifs from adire cloth, and processes (tying, stitching, starch resist, and dying). Each book concludes with a list of additional resources and a bibliography. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (Portugal).
Authoring Institution: City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.
Identifiers: Africa (West); Batik; Dyes; Indonesia (Java); Netherlands; Textile Industry; Textiles
Note: Developed by the Ethnographic Resources for Art Education Project. This project was funded with assistance from the Manpower Services Commission. Illustrations may not reproduce clearly.