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Title Batik, traditional textiles of Indonesia : from the Rudolf Smend & Donald Harper collections / contributors, Inger McCabe Elliott, Annegret Haake, Donald Harper, Jonathan Hope, Brigitte Khan Majlis, Rudolf Smend, Antje Soléau, Haryani Winotosastro, Maria Wrońska-Friend ; captions, Maria Wrońska-Friend.

Publication Info. Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing ; Cologne : Galerie Smend, [2015]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations, map
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-171).
Contents My Introduction to the World of Batik / Donald Harper -- Batik and I / Jonathan Hope -- Attracted by Javanese Culture / Annegret Haake -- Batik : Fabled Cloth of Java / Inger McCabe Elliott -- A Prophetic Gift / Brigitte Khan Majlis -- Chance, Fate or Magic? / Rudolf Smend -- Back to His Roots / Antje Soléau -- Javanese Batik to the World / Maria Wrońska-Friend -- Growing up With Batik / Haryani Winotosastro.
Summary Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. Each fabric has a rich story to tell--as a reflection of the nation's religious beliefs, sophisticated court cultures and cosmopolitan history. The extraordinary textiles in this book are from the collections of Rudolf Smend and Donald Harper. Most date from the period 1880 to 1930 when the art of batik reached its apogee. Having collected historic batik for over thirty years and published two books on the subject, Rudolf Smend has invited his friend and fellow batik specialist Donald Harper to contribute his fine collection to this publication as well. None of the batik in this book have been published before. They represent an exquisite cross-section of the batik production of Java--the most important batik-producing region in the world. The cloths are complemented by vintage photographs from the first quarter of the 20th century demonstrating how the batik were worn at court and at home. Three are from museums in Dresden and Cologne, while three are from the private collection of Leo Haks. The others have been collected over the past 30 years from private sources in Java. The captions are by Maria Wronska-Friend, an ethnologist and batik expert who frequently visits Indonesian batik centers and has worked for many years as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea. Her contributions provide fundamental knowledge for lovers of this art form while at the same time providing new insights for experts.
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Subject Smend, Rudolf G. -- Art collections.
Smend, Rudolf G.
Art museums.
Harper, Donald (Donald James) -- Art collections.
Harper, Donald (Donald James)
Batik -- Indonesia -- Themes, motives.
Themes, motives.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogues.
Electronic books.
Added Author Smend, Rudolf G.
Harper, Donald (Donald James)
Elliott, Inger McCabe.
Other Form: Print version: Batik, traditional textiles of Indonesia. Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing ; Cologne : Galerie Smend, [2015] 9780804846431 (DLC) 2015033314 (OCoLC)915493523
ISBN 9781462918317 (electronic book)
146291831X (electronic book)