TEXT AND PHOTOS EUDEN VALDEZ
Batik is a method of dyeing fabric using wax resist. The traditional process is handmade from start to finish, and the result is a motif textile that can be transformed into clothing ranging from everyday wear to traditional costumes.
Indonesia is credited to have proliferated the art of batik. In Yogyakarta, or Jogja for short, batik has developed with hundreds of years of skill and sophistication, resulting to thousands of unique and elaborate motifs.
Batik Plentong showcases this and more through its artisans, masters, and truly, heroes of the art.Continue reading “IN PHOTOS: Jogjakarta’s Heroes of Batik”