Kona Historical Society – Kona Historical Society's 2017 Online Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 23, 2017 07:00 PM HST

Art

Antique Batik Stamp

Item Number
385
Estimated Value
$380 USD
Sold
$187 USD to msseibel
Number of Bids
5  -  Bid History

Item Description

Artwork? Tool? Artifact? Or all three?

This is an intricately designed, unique, 100+-year-old copper stamp from Java. Copper stamps are used to apply hot wax onto batik fabric and making the stamps themselves is a complicated process. Designers prepare and fold copper strips into pieces that are placed into the pattern design. Much cutting, bending and clamping is done in order to form the copper strips into a template that shows the pattern design. Workers then hammer and tap these motifs onto a metal frame. The stamp is then taken to be dipped into a solution of melted tree lacquer. Once dry and hardened, this tree lacquer holds all the strips into place so they do not move during the hot wax stamping process.
This stamp can be used in batik making or acquired for its beautiful craftsmanship.
This stamp measures approximately 5 inches x 7 inches and comes complete with a stand to display it on. 

Special Instructions

Proceeds benefit Kona Historical Society, a 501c3 nonprofit. Winning bidder is responsible for shipping and Hawai`i State tax (4.166%). We try our best to ship items as economically as possible. Most are shipped flat rate but larger or unusually shaped items may need to be shipped priority. Winning bidder is also responsible for postal insurance if the item’s value is over $500. As with all auctions, item is sold “as is” with no refunds available.

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