Thursday, November 19, 2009

Batik: Block Printing Method

Batik Printing Blocks
Notes from the Sewing Studio 2009

Some old batik printing presses I got from my last trip to Jakarta, Indonesia.
These would have been used in the block printing method described here

I thought they were really nice and I'm going to display them as decorative items.

The designs are traditional Indonesian batik designs. The press at the top left is for printing borders in the batik fabric.
The presses were hand-fashioned from sheets of iron, and have a handle at the base.

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