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Jakarta, no date (mid-20th century?)

13.25” x 7.75”

Hard board covers bound with green silk cord

10 pages: Introduction plus 9 pages each with an actual cloth sample showing the 9 steps in making a wax batik. Every sample is accompanied by a description and a photograph of that particular process. Each step and the tools used in producing it are identified by their Indonesian name.

A map naming and locating the batik centers of Java is pasted inside the back cover.

Each page is protected by a tissue overlay.

Very good condition.


This is a slim but handy reference book to the steps and tools involved in making a wax batik. It helps the reader understand this intricate process and adds to the appreciation of these textiles.

Also offered on my website is a set of five larger batik samples that show the different stages in producing a wax batik with a copper stamp (“tjap”). These can be found under BAZAAR – OTHER TEXTILES.

There are also three nice old copper batik stamps (“tjap”) offered in the BAZAAR – OTHER TEXTILES section.


If you are interested in this batik booklet please contact Susan Meller.



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