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July 05, 2011


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Becky D

I have about thirty chunky wooden stamps with designs cut into them. They are all beautiful and have amazing patterns - works of art on their own. I've always known them as batik stamps, but they are not copper. I don't know where they are from as I've always purchased them on etsy or at flea markets...do you happen to know anything about them? Are my stamps Indonesian too? Are there any clothing pieces in the FIDM collection that were created with wooden batik stamps?

FIDM Museum

I'm certainly not an expert on batik stamps, but from what I learned researching this post, stamped batik isn't unique to Indonesia. It would be the design (and possibly the wood itself) that would tell you where your batik stamps are from. There are a number of great books on batik; check your local library to see what they have on the topic!


nice batiks....love it

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