Batik Bima Sakti:Laba-laba motif

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Recently I visited Bu Hartinah of the batik -making collective…

Batik Uniting the Nations: Gelar Batik Nusantara, Jakarta 2015

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This is one of the many exhibitors' booths in the bi-annual…

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

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The Museum Tekstil in Jakarta recently honored two Germans…

Contemporary Batik in the Pesisir Tradition

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This is a batik from the workshop of Sutoyo Slamet from Wiradesa,…

Batik Pesisir, Yesterday and Today

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Batik Pesisir was produced in coastal areas of northern Java…

Itajime, clamp resist shibori

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The resist in these scarves was achieved by clamping some wood…

BATIK to raise environmental consciousness

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I love batik that tells a story. By this I do not mean the European-influenced…

Artists who use indigo: Rowland and Chinami Ricketts

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Recently I visited Rowland and Chinami Ricketts in their studio…

Coloring batik, naturally

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I've looked at many batik colored with natural dyes, and often…

Handwriting stamped batik scarf

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Instead of applying the wax by hand with the canting, the wax…