PieceWork recommends a needlework book of interest:
Across the Desert: Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia by Judith Ryan
This stunning book served as the catalog for a 2008–2009 exhibition in Melbourne, Australia, with more than sixty garments and textiles made by Aboriginal women using the technique of wax-resist dyeing called “batik.” Large color photographs of the textiles and garments allow the reader to examine the artistry achieved by the makers, while photographs of the makers provide the personal connection.
Victoria, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria, 2009. Softbound, 168 pages, $37.50. ISBN 978-0-724-10299-0.
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