`BATTICK’, AN EVENING COAT BY PAUL POIRET, PARIS 1911. PHOTO BY E. STEICHEN. SOURCE: ART ET DECORATION 1911 – TAASA Review March 2018

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This article was originally found in the March 2018 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 27, Issue 1, Page 18).

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The Dutch designer Agatha WegerifGravestein was probably the first person in Europe who introduced the batik technique to the production of fashionable garments.

Her workshop at Apeldoorn, set up around 1898, was active for more than two decades and specialised not only in the production of batik on cotton but also on velvet and silk ­ fabrics that were favoured by European fashion. ...