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…

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…