Lecture/Show-and-Tell: Javanese Batik and European Art Nouveau and Art Deco

Maria Wronska-Friend, adjunct senior research fellow, Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Batik, the technique of patterning cloth through the application of wax, reached the highest level of complexity on the Indonesian island of Java. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the technique was introduced to Europe, where it became a distinctive feature of Art Nouveau and Art Deco design.

Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings bring together textile experts and enthusiasts for a thematic show and tell of personal pieces. Free; no reservations required.