Batik Modern Textile Art
Life Centre by Noel Dyrenforth
Life Centre is the most symmetrical of Noel Dyrentorth's batiks. The dark central disc is
patterned with tjanting-drawn dots and jagged lines. All the other softer, brighter forms cluster around this
circle with tjanting calligraphy added after the first dyeing.
Procion M fibre-reactive dyes were used, first in pink, followed by orange, then red, and
finally the darkest dye, a mixture of three parts navy blue to one part brown. The rich background shows the effect
of adding all four dyes.