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Batik - 75 Selected Masterpieces
75 Selected Masterpieces

One of the premiere collections of Indonesian traditional arts can be found at the Dallas Museum of Art. This summer look for "Eyes of the Ancestors" from Yale University Press, a book of photography and essays by international scholars exploring a selection from the Museum’s collection of textiles and arts from the islands of Indonesia, Sarawak, and East Timor.  


What I’m reading now: Batik - 75 Selected Masterpieces (The Rudolf G. Smend Collection). Essays, textiles, and photos along with a basic, useful glossary. The images are beautiful, including a great example of the European-influenced batik sarong -- illustrating the fairy tale Cinderella! See another example of a  fairy tale batik and read about it here.