Sample of completed batik after wax removed; step fifteen in the Javanese batik process, 1925

Sample of completed batik after wax removed; step fifteen in the Javanese batik process, 1925

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Sample of completed batik after wax removed; step fifrteen in the Javanese batik process, 1924. Approximately 10" x 12"; Design has a central butterfly motif surrounded by a plain field; with four concentric outer borders (floral, geometric, imitation fringe, solid). This sample illustrates the completed batik after both dye baths and the removal of the wax. The American Vice Consul in Charge in Surabaya, Java, Rollin R. Winslow, was given these samples in 1924 by Miss E.F. Kerston of a local curiousity shop/dealer in batik called Inlandsche Kunst. Winslow then sent the samples to the Dept. of State as part of his report on local commerce and dyes, expressing the wish that they be forwarded as a donation to the Smithsonian when the State Dept. no longer had a need for them.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Printing Process, Batik
fabric sample, batik process
date made
ca. 1924
place made
Indonesia: Javanese
ID Number
TE.T05233.000
catalog number
T05233.000
Credit Line
Gift of Rollin R. Winslow
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Javanese Batiks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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