National Geographic : 1946 Feb
270 The National Geographic Magazine L 1alle l ml l r lg fiI l \\ily By Using Her Hot-wax Dipper Like a Pen, a Javanese Makes "Written" Batik When she dips the fabric in dye, only the unwaxed design will be colored. Waxing and dyeing, she repeats the process as many times as she has colors. Her painstaking technique originated in the Indies. Staff Ihotogralher Maynard Owen Williams His Hard, Lumpy Couch Is His Stock in Trade at Market in Pematangsiantar, Sumatra Flesh of these ripe, husked coconuts is cooked into pudding, boiled into oil, or converted into "milk." The fiber makes rope and brushes; the shell, cups and firewood. Copra, the dried flesh, is an export.