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Textiles 2.0: Batik and Georgia

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Mary Fountain

on 17 March 2017

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Textiles 2.0: Batik and Georgia
Learning More through Textile Art
Art connects Japan + Georgia

Shibori art from Japan primarily employs a type of dye that was heavily exported from colonial Georgia.
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in Georgia in 1793---> Japan begins to utilize cotton more frequently beginning in the 20th century.

Recall from the last lesson:
Batik is another type of artmaking where textiles must be dyed.
Batik has been around since the 4th century and is used traditionally in places all over the world.

In Batik art, the artist draws patterns using melted wax onto
cotton fabric
. The wax acts as a resist when the dye is applied. All areas underneath the wax will remain the original color, while surrounding areas will absorb the dye.
What is Batik?
Batik patterns are often intricate because of this,basic math transformations are inherently present.
Connecting to Math
Your Assignment:
Create batik art that incorporates a pattern where shapes or symbols are reflected, translated, and rotated. You must incorporate each of these moves at least once in your pattern.
REMEMBER: Craftsmanship is important! Take your time and be neat!
Do you see any math transformations in these patterns?
Remember from Math class:
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