Batik Culture: Batik Wood Carving

| November 28, 2012

What Is Batik Wood Carving? Exquisite and rare batik wood carving collectibles are often purchased as decorative items to bring personality and a touch of quirkiness to homes and work places. With immaculate handicraft and scrupulous quality inspection, we bring you only the best wood carving art that can ever be found in Asian regions. [...]

Batik Culture (Part 3 of 3): Batik Making

| November 28, 2012

Like all Batiks that go through wax-dye-boil method, Batik painters expertly handle the ‘cap’ and ‘canting’, indubitably enchant art lovers with their exclusive artistic interpretations through wax-resist method that usually captivates viewers with splashes of vibrant colours. Not just skills and imagination, time and patience are essential too. Our artisans constantly update our collections with [...]

Batik Culture (Part 2 of 3): About Batik Painting

| November 28, 2012

Centuries of adoring Batik clothing, artisans have skillfully transferred the antiquity textile art to paintings that have now become a major artwork – and often sought-after – in Asian interior wall décor. Each artist is an aficionado of a specific theme and style, which is often the reason why some of the artworks’ value and [...]

Batik Culture (Part 1 of 3): The History Of Batik

| November 28, 2012

Batik is known to be the oldest method of using wax to dye textile. Batik, originally derived from Ambatik, is a portmanteau of Javanese word “Amba”, to write, and Malay word “Titik”, to dot. The original history of Batik is still obscure, but an ancient encyclopedia called Naturalis Historia noted that in 70 A.D., Pliny [...]

Artisan Profiles: Dzakaria

| November 27, 2012

Born in 1933 in Bandung, Dzakaria is such an influential artist in Indonesia. Being an artist was unprecedented for him, as his humble educational beginning was in Mechanical Engineering. At twenty one, Dzakaria migrated to the city with thousands possibilities – Jogja – to pursue his talent in arts at Indonesians Young Artists (S.I.M.) under [...]

Artisan Profiles: M. Yono

| November 27, 2012

Mardiyono, or ‘M. Yono’ as he autographs on all his paintings, was born in Indonesia on September 5, 1955. M. Yono first discovered his passion for Batik since he was a little kid. Growing up in rural village did not equip substantial opportunity for him – or to others for that matter – to hone [...]

Artisan Profiles: Astuti

| November 27, 2012

If Pollock is synonymous to Abstract Expressionism, Picasso to Cubism, Warhol to Pop Art, then Astuti is tantamount to Indonesian Batik Art paintings. Born on March 27, 1935 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Astuti has had over 50 years of experience in letting the world see his world through his melodramatic canvases.  In 1955, Astuti studied at [...]

Artisan Profiles: Agung

| November 27, 2012

Agus Swantoro, or Agung for short, was born in August, 1961. Living in rural hamlet surrounded by ambrosial nature had inspired Agung to immortalize his fond memories on canvas. His depictions of kampong life can be described as somewhat comical yet deeply fascinating. His taste on art is often generic, but recent works have seen [...]