My new Batik Collection

Selection of some of the beautiful batiks I bought in Java.
Selection of some of the beautiful batiks I bought in Java.

I am now home in Sussex, feeling the chill and trying to keep all my wonderful experiences fresh in my mind. A good time to unpack my batik purchases and enjoy them all over again.

Batiks by Joko, Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam.
Batiks by Joko, Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam.

The batiks that I bought were mainly directly from the artists or makers, ranging from Mufidah’s natural indigo dyed pieces, Tatang’s fiery abstracts, Joko’s beautiful sarong, Mr Trisno’s dancers, to Agus’ and Nia’s delicate silk batiks. I also bought a few batiks from the market in Solo and a batik factory in Yogyakarta to balance my collection.

Batik from Raradjonggrang batik workshop.
Batik from Raradjonggrang batik workshop.
Contemporary batik from Leksa Ganesha Gallery.
Contemporary batik from Leksa Ganesha Gallery.
Detail of batik sarong made by Joko.
Detail of batik sarong made by Joko.
Contemporary batik by Slamet Riyanto.
Contemporary batik by Slamet Riyanto.
Detail of Mufidah's batik.
Detail of Mufidah’s batik.
Small batik by Joko and Falia.
Small batik by Joko and Falia.
Unfinished batik by the artist Trisno.
Unfinished batik by the artist Trisno.
Large abstract batik by Tatang Elmy Wibowo.
Large abstract batik by Tatang Elmy Wibowo.
Detail do Tatang's batik.
Detail do Tatang’s batik.
Cap batik bought from batik factory in Yogyakarta .
Cap batik bought from batik factory in Yogyakarta .
Batik on wooden mask, by  Arra Trisno.
Batik on wooden mask, by Arra Trisno.
Batik Mask.
Batik Mask.

All the batiks are very individual in style, from traditional batik Tulis to contemporary brush and stamp work. I think my selection gives a good indication of the breadth of batik being made in Java today and will provide the foundations of my new batik collection.

Mufidah's fine Tulis batik.
Mufidah’s fine Tulis batik.
Shadow Puppet, goddess of creativity.
Shadow Puppet, goddess of creativity.
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4 thoughts on “My new Batik Collection

  1. Hello Marina
    Pat told me you were back and I felt really disappointed that I would no longer be receiving your lovely descriptions so it was a real bonus to find your final bulletin this evening with the beautiful batik images. What a wide range of styles and designs you have accumulated!
    I hope you soon recover fully from your upset tum and re acclimatise to our horrid weather. I look forward to talking to you.

    Tricia

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  2. Hi Marina
    Thank you so much for sharing your journey as it was underway and giving up precious batik time to do so! It sounds like you really had a wonderful time and fulfilled the spirit of the award. Lovely to hear all about the artists and their views on batik and also see the collected batiks too in this post. Look forward to hearing more about it too… well done!
    Cheers Robin

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  3. WELCOME HOME Marina.
    It has been so good receiving all your travel news. I, too, wish you were going to find more wonders!
    A batik collection sounds like the very best thing to start as a result of all your discoveries. It would be very good to see it one day.
    Keep in touch and
    Merry Christmas
    Love Jane

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