Carbon Emissions Batik
This batik is in the Kain panjang format and is a statement about the carbon dioxide emitted by our use of fossil fuels for transportation. It is based on a traditional mega mendung or cloud/rock pattern which originated in Cirebon on the north coast of Java. It is in the tradition of the batik dongeng, or story batik which were popular during the Dutch colonization of Indonesia. It was produced by Wirama Wastra Batik in Kliwonan, Sragen, not far from Solo in Central Java, It is one in a series of dongneg batik planned for future exhibition.