This is a Tjap
This is a tjap — a copper stamp used for batik. Well, this is a recolored image of the stamp. It will make interesting fabric, but by itself it will make a great pattern on a t-shirt. A batik stamp is meant to be used with wax to keep a pattern light in color, while the rest of the fabric is immersion dyed for deep rich color. Here is a virtual batik of one layout of the pattern on fabric. I hope I get this tjap. If I do, I think a virtual print of it on a black tee will look good, and the virtual fabric design with a black background on the black-edged pillow. And real batik fabric, of course.
This is an example of a pattern which is beautiful and makes an interesting layout, but doesn't really have much visual texture variation.
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