The World of Indonesian Textiles
Warming, Wanda and Gaworski, Michael
Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1981 (paperback edition, 1991)
This book is an introductory text on the range of textiles found in Indonesia today, with separate chapters devoted to warp ikat, other ikat cloths and tie-dyeing, weaving and woven patterns (supplementary warp textiles, embroidery, prada cloth and beaded textiles) and batiks. The discussions are detailed with 52 color plates and 153 photographs and illustrations of textiles and textile techniques and tools. The discussion of batik includes formulas for actual wax resists used in both hand-drawn and stamped batik and formulas for dyeing and fixing solutions.