Incredible modernist framed batik artwork imported from Taipei, Taiwan. The image is signed, “Ivang”, 1967. Part of the People’s Republic of China, Taipei and Taiwan at large experienced economic prosperity in the 1960s. This period was known as the “Taiwan Miracle.” This glorious modernist batik was created during this period of economic growth. The batik is an earthy palette of beige and oxblood red. Here you can see the centuries old Chinese art form being influenced by modernist aesthetic ideals from the West. The art of Batik is a longstanding element of Chinese cultural heritage. It is believed to have begun as early as 229 A.D. The technique is executed by dying cloth into desired patterns using the resistance of wax. An interest in Eastern culture during the jet set age once again shown a light on traditional art forms. This piece captures a magical period in time where East and West came together in a beautifully harmonious cultural exchange.