Batik Indigo, deeper and darker in Pekalongan

My friend and colleague, Solikhin , has been working very hard over the past three years since I saw him last. Still focused on indigo, never finding an easy solution by way of chemical dye, Solikhin has come a long way toward opening up the richness and versatility of indigo.

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This is an example of the colors he derives by overdyeing with other natural vegetable dyes on a cloth that is first dyed with indigo.

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Solikhin creates his own designs and does his own coloring. He does however rely on some very skilled artisans to apply the wax to the cloth.

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This cloth is colored with indigo and overdyed with jelawe the fruit of a certain tree.

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    • Daniel Gundlach
      Daniel Gundlach says:

      hello,
      Thanks for the compliment. I have not organized a workshop for q long time but may be doing so in the future. However I do sell cloth, especially batik. Each year I open a pop-up shop in San Francisco during the month December. I hope to be setting up an online shop associated with this website soon as well.

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  1. Vana
    Vana says:

    Wow! I just found this post from two years ago.
    Is your website happening? And how about the workshops? Doesn’t need to be anything formal, I just want to learn about indigo.

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