Van Roojen, Pepin
Boston: Shambhala, 1997
Following a brief discussion of batik techniques and applications, the book presents four classifications of batik designs: classical batik, Pasisir batik (batik of the Northern Coast of Java), batik in Sumatra, and batik from the Malay Peninsula. The author traces the origins and developments of the motifs and patterns; enlarged color photographs of batik textile fragments allow a detailed view of the particular designs, while the addition of black and white design illustrations help to delineate the major floral, plant, and animal motifs. Batiks are also identified by the workshop or designer. The most extensive treatment is of Pasisir batik. A useful glossary of Indonesian terms is included.