Fake Batik

Faux-batiks in sample book Samples O.I. Reis 1878 with in front of it letters sent by Felix Driessen to his father, the director of LKM, the ‘Leidsche Katoenmaatschappij’ (Leiden Cotton Company)

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  • The world of faux-batik

    story by Sabine Bolk.

    In 1878 Felix Driessen, son of the boss of the Leidsche Katoenmaatschappij, visited South-East Asia. With letters and fabric samples, he exposed the copycat business in the batik market.

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