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TEXTILE STORIES ASIA

The interwoven stories of batik: The antithesis of conveyor belt manufacturing

This article will bring to focus the lives and thoughts of the women of the Kebon Indah (Beautiful Garden) collective in Central Java, Indonesia, who specialise in natural dyed batik.

With the sophistication of technology today, it can be hard to tell. Here are our three recommended ways to tell if a piece of batik is handcrafted or machine printed.

Behind the Motif: 5 Ancient Batik Patterns of Central Java

The early batik designers of Java incorporated deep meaning in their work, creating patterns closely related to the Javanese philosophies of life.

The most celebrated and notable Batik come from the archipelago of Indonesia. Here are the types to get familiar with.