Making a "Love" cap

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I tried my hand at using the canting to write with wax  but…

The women of Kebon Indah

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What a joy to visit these lovely artisans in Kebon, Klaten, Central…

Batik Indigo, deeper and darker in Pekalongan

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My friend and colleague, Solikhin , has been working very hard…

Celup, celup, celup

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The darkest indigo batik I have ever seen is from the workshop…

The natural colors of wild silk

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The natural color of the silk threads from the cocoons of wild…

Batik tulis, written in wax

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Tulis literally translated means "written" , so batik tulis is…

Batik cap from Cirebon and Pekalongan, Java

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Batik cap is a wax resist process in which designs are applied…

Textile and Tribal Arts Show, San Francisco 2013

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In February I had the privilege of assisting Rudolf Smend again…