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Identifier: handicraftsinhom00prie
Title: Handicrafts in the home
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Priestman, Mabel Tuke
Subjects: Handicraft Decoration and ornament
Publisher: Chicago, A. C. McClurg & co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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ous process, often the work ofweeks. The designs are made by some workers by 78 HANDICRAFTS IN THE HOME means of a tin funnel in which hot dyes havebeen poured. The funnel has a fine pointwhich enables the artist to do very fine draw-ing ; the picturesque qualities of the designsmake these hand-painted sarongs very market-able. They vary in price from one dollar tothirty dollars each. Not only are they wornby the natives, but a sarong is the deshabilledress of the Dutch women in Java. Many of the sarongs are rich in colouring,—dull reds, with deep greens with delicatetraceries and intricate designs. It would be almost impossible to get thebeauty of detail in modern work, as Westernershave not the infinite patience that Orientalspossess, and as there is an inherited art bornin them ; we can hardly expect to competewith them in quaintness of design and beautyof detail, but it is an inspiration to see theirwork, and interesting to think of the antiquityof the craft of batik-making. •

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f. ■f. y. x < CHAPTER XILEATHER WORK THE art of leather work can be learnedvery easily, as it consists of drawingupon dampened material, so that any girlwho can draw will be able to make beautifuland original pieces of leather work, requiringa very small outlay of expense. If thecraft-worker has no knowledge of drawing,she will have to resort to a stamped design,which can be traced on to the materials.The most important point to remember isthat the right kind of design must be chosenfor the particular kind of leather selected. There are several ways of bringing aboutthe desired results in leather work—it can bemanipulated by insizing, carving, staining,tooling, burning, and embossing, which givesa large field for this interesting craft. Whenmaking a selection of material, it is not alwayseasy for the beginner to distinguish betweengood and inferior hides ; we all have to learn 79 8o HANDICRAFTS IN THE HOME by experience, but there are quite a numberto choose from : Russia calf-

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