Batik of West Bengal: the legacy of Rabindranath Tagore

Wronska-Friend, Maria (2019) Batik of West Bengal: the legacy of Rabindranath Tagore. Textiles Asia, 10 (3). pp. 7-12.

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Abstract

Following the 1927 visit to Java and Bali, the Bengali writer and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore introduced the Javanese batik technique (wax-resist dyeing) to the textile production in his home area at Santiniketan in West Bengal. Taught at the Kala Bhavana, the Art School at Visva-Bharati college at Santiniketan, the technique of batik gained significant popularity and in the ensuing decades developed into a local cottage industry that employs several thousand of people. Batik textiles feature prominently in the life of Santiniketan residents and have been fully integrated with local customs and traditions.

Item ID: 60774
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 2225-0190
Keywords: batik, Rabindranath Tagore, West Bengal, India
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2020 22:50
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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