Printed faux batik with three color floral design.
While batik is the most prevalent Indonesian technique of textile design and ornamentation it is also a time consuming and complicated process. Printed textiles was the logical way to produce batik looking textiles. While earlier efforts to produce printed “batiks” were European, mostly Dutch made for export to the Indonesian market, printed “batiks” nowadays are mostly made in Indonesia. Printed “batiks” are easy to identify as they do not have the crackle-like effect that is achieved when the wax breaks before the application of a specific dye. They also are printed as yardage while real batiks do not have a repeating pattern. Otherwise printed “batiks” use typical batik designs
Circa: 20th Century
Origin: Java, Indonesia
Dimensions: 118" x 40"
Inventory number: TX4957