Rudolf Smend and Birigitte Willach Batik Collections at Museum Tekstil, Jakarta, Indonesia

Rudolf Smend at Museum Tekstil, Jakarta

Rudolf Smend at Museum Tekstil, Jakarta

The Museum Tekstil in Jakarta recently honored two Germans who have contributed greatly to the promotion and appreciation of Javanese batik internationally. Brigitte Willach of Hanover has been supporting the kelompok Bimasakti, in Giriloyo, Bantul, south of Yogyakarta, a batik collective of women dedicated to creating batik in the tradition of the keraton, since 1985. One half of the museum  focused on  a selection from her collection of over 140 of the finest pieces they have produced during her 30 year relationship with them. A selection of Rudolf Smend’s collection of antique pesisir batik was displayed in the other half of the museum. He is the author of several books about batik, Batik, 75 Masterpieces

  http://www.amazon.com/Batik-Selected-Masterpieces-Rudolf-Collection/dp/080483895X

Batik from the Courts of Java and Sumatera

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Rudolf and Brigitte led into the Museum Tekstil for the opening of the show

Rudolf and Brigitte led into the Museum Tekstil for the opening of the show by Ibu Maya the director.

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Brigitte Willach with her friend of many years, Carmanita, a well known Indonesian fashion designer.

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Keong Tritik motif, with sogan coloring, from Bimasakti group.

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Everyone wore their best batik for the opening.

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Batik sarung worn by visitor, Seribu Biru motif (1,000 birds)

 

Spider web motif, Bimasakti Group, Giriloyo

Daniel Gundlach with Ibu

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