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To Speak Batik: A Workshop in the Javanese Manner

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Announcing an intensive two-day batik workshop in San Francisco…

Learning to Speak Batik

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I would like you to meet my friend Bu Dalmini. She inspires…
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Tinctori, Indigolandia

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Recently I was invited by my friend Saiful Nurudin to visit his…
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Batik Bima Sakti:Laba-laba motif

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Recently I visited Bu Hartinah of the batik -making collective…
Thank-you for loving batik as much as I do.

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 at Museum Tekstil, Jakarta

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,…
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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…
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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…