The Batik route continues

My new cantings await .
My new cantings await !

Since returning home from my travels I have had time to look at all my hundreds of photographs and retrace my batik journey. The experiences I had were amazing and still fill my thoughts with wonderful images, inspiring new pathways for artwork and writing. The route I will now take will be via further research and experimental batik. Any progress will be posted on this blog.

Batik by Bambang Darmo, an artist I visited
Batik by Bambang Darmo, an artist I visited
Bambang Darmo in his garden
Bambang Darmo in his garden
Tatang and Mrs Arminah with their collaborative batik in progress
Tatang and Mrs Arminah with their collaborative batik in progress
Mrs Aminah's house and workroom
Mrs Aminah’s house and workroom
Mrs Yati working so perfectly with a canting
Mrs Yati working so perfectly with a canting
Mufidah dyeing her batik in natural red Mahogany dye
Mufidah dyeing her batik in natural red Mahogany dye
Mufidah  with her work ready for next dye
Mufidah with her work ready for next dye
Batik sarong by Mufidah
Batik sarong by Mufidah
Mrs Poniyem dyeing Aprat Koeswadji's batik in his studio/ dye area
Mrs Poniyem dyeing Aprat Koeswadji’s batik in his studio/ dye area
Men working with caps in a Solo workshop
Men working with caps in a Solo workshop
The cap design is carefully matched and printed, there is no room for error
The cap design is carefully matched and printed, there is no room for error
The cap pattern is repeated right to the very edges
The cap pattern is repeated right to the very edges
Late 19th century North Coast Javanese batik in the Danar Hadi museum
Late 19th century North Coast Javanese batik in the Danar Hadi museum
North Coast Javanese batik, Danar Hadi museum
North Coast Javanese batik, Danar Hadi museum
Women working in the Danar Hadi factory, a compellingly fascinating place to see, but resembling the working conditions of Earlier times
Women working in the Danar Hadi factory, a compellingly fascinating place to see, but resembling the working conditions of Earlier times
A man carefully uses a wax paper mask to create a curved edge to his cap printing
A man carefully uses a wax paper mask to create a curved edge to his cap printing, Danar Hadi batik factory
Small paper masks have prevented the background cap design from covering the flowers.
Small paper masks have prevented the background cap design from covering the flowers.
Close up view of woman's canting work, Danar Hadi batik factory
Close up view of woman’s canting work, Danar Hadi batik factory
The dye room at Danar Hadi factory
The dye room at Danar Hadi factory
Dye room with workers rinsing the completed batik
Dye room with workers rinsing the completed batik
The huge rinsing baths at Danar Hadi Batik factory
The huge rinsing baths at Danar Hadi Batik factory
Ladies at work, Danar Hadi factory
Ladies at work, Danar Hadi factory
Waxed, un-dyed batik just waiting for that dye bath that will bring it to life !
Waxed, un-dyed batik just waiting for that dye bath that will bring it to life !
Detail of a batik by Slamet Riyanto
Detail of a batik by Slamet Riyanto
Batik by Slamet Riyanto
Batik by Slamet Riyanto
Batik by Slamet Riyanto
Batik by Slamet Riyanto
Tatang at his gallery, Leksa Ganesha
Tatang at his gallery, Leksa Ganesha
Batik by Tatang Elmy Wibowo
Batik by Tatang Elmy Wibowo
Batik by Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam
Batik by Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam
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One thought on “The Batik route continues

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures and this information-it is inspiring and beautiful, with love, Virginia Nabavi

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