Batik Garden of Stories

Explore Batik Art

Please enjoy the stories about this process of textile dyeing that features beautiful drawn and stamped images of our natural world.

There may be women seated in one of the deep verandas, carefully applying hot wax to fabric draped across a bamboo frame, following pencilled lines that flow across the surface of the cloth. Elsewhere you might catch the scent of a larger stove of wax, where tjap—large copper and wooden stamps—slip motifs into the fibres of cloth under the practised hand of Ismoyo or one of his assistants.

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