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Fabled Cloth: Batik from Java's North Coast

January 29, 1985 – April 28, 1985

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: 2nd Floor

Approximately 60 batiks dating from about 1850 through the 1940s illustrate the international influences on this traditional Indonesian art form. The area's position on the water route to the Spice Islands in the 16th and 17th centuries brought traders from China, Portugal, the Islamic countries, Holland, and England.

Organized by the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

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