Founder of Pipal Tree, Marty Hope reflects on the benefits of working with Indonesian craft. His experience in developing a new batik range of clothing has brought him renewed appreciation of the benefits of collaboration.
Design student Alejandra Gomez travels to Pekalongan in Indonesia to experience the soul of batik. Finding similarity with the practical lives of her Colombian parents, Alejandra immerses herself in the batik world. Goméz believes that if Indonesian batik seeks more success in the international market it could try simplifying its designs.
We’re very proud to show you the images of the Sangam banner made in batik by the master artisan Zahir Widadi, director of the Fakultas Batik in the Universitas Pekalongan, on the north coast of Java.
Mala di Jari Kita is an innovative project combining batik with photography by artists Mintio Samantha Tio (Singapore) and Kabul Budi Agung Kuswara (Indonesia) in collaboration by the batik-makers of Kebon Indah, in Indonesia.
As a craft, batik seems quintessentially Indonesian. After a dispute with Malaysia about its origin, UNESCO in 2009 officially recognised batik as part of Indonesia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. To celebrate, President Yudhoyono declared 2 October to be batik day, and called on all Indonesians to wear their national costume with pride every Friday. This proved … Continue reading Batik design partnerships in Indonesia
A one day conference will provide information necessary for participants to plan for export of their batik and craft products. This will include information about product design, e-commerce platforms and legal issues. For visitors to Central Java, it will be an opportunity to learn about the contemporary batik scene.
Dialog Batik aims to promote create partnerships between Australia and Indonesia. It involves a workshop in Semarang, Central Java, 22-23 May 2014, where participants show their work and discuss standards for partnership. The workshop will coincide with the glamorous Semarang Night Carnival (see report on last year’s event here). If you are interested in participating, … Continue reading Dialog Batik in Indonesia for Semarang Night Carnival