BATIK, RŌZOME, LARAN... This book describes briefly the evolution of batik in the world as an introduction to the technique. The main aspect is the approach of materials and the modus operandi. Thirty-five years of batik practice and thirty years of teaching have led to a serious knowledge about the technique and a huge amount of text material. This surely provides a good reason to collect all this information in a book. Many full colour pictures illustrate the procedures. Besides, artwork from international well-known batik artists illuminate the various facets of this fascinating batik. This book is a testimony to a captivating and prosperous batik period from a previous era, a manual for beginners as well as advanced practitioners and a collector's book for all Batik sympathisers.