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INDONESIAN COSTUMES FOR THE WORLD

INDONESIAN COSTUMES FOR THE WORLD

LOVE INDONESIA, LOVE WASTRA INDONESIA. Indonesian traditional costumes are truly beautiful and fascinating and always look very special worn by anyone. These images donated to us by Mrs. Yumi Hogben, taken during her brother’s wedding reception in Java this month (Aug 2018). David Hogben (Yumi’s […]

Batik, the Javanese traditional costume

Batik, the Javanese traditional costume

Historians and anthropologists believe, early examples of batik have been found in the Far East, Middle East, Central Asia and India from over 2000 years ago. Batik was found in China and Japan long before Batik reached Indonesia. However, today, Indonesia, particularly the island of […]

Characteristics & Distinctive Designs of Keraton Cirebon’s Batik

Characteristics & Distinctive Designs of Keraton Cirebon’s Batik

Blog contributor: Dr. H. Komarudin Kudiya Keraton Cirebon’s batik has distinct characteristics and colour structure using simple colour schemes and patterns. Fabrics background are usually set in a typical beige or ivory background design with distinctive “babar mas” technique, similar to the colour of the gilded carriage of […]

Indonesian Batik – World heritage

Indonesian Batik – World heritage

UNESCO documents – The techniques, symbolism and culture surrounding hand-dyed cotton and silk garments known as Indonesian Batik permeate the lives of Indonesians from beginning to end: infants are carried in batik slings decorated with symbols designed to bring the child luck, and the dead […]

Let’s bring back our Kebaya & Kain to Indonesia’s fashion arena

Let’s bring back our Kebaya & Kain to Indonesia’s fashion arena

Blog contributor: Iryanti Pratiwi When talking about Kebaya and Kain, the renowned Indonesian traditional costume, I admit that I recently find myself hooked with this costume. I am truly grateful that Mrs Nelly Andon  who has invited me to take part in Wastra Indonesia’s campaign, who […]

Batik Betawi Terogong, a journey to revive a lost heritage

Batik Betawi Terogong, a journey to revive a lost heritage

Blog contributor: Siti Laila, of Batik Terogong, Jakarta Indonesia is the world’s most extensive archipelago with more than 17,500 islands and each region with their own unique cultural heritage. Batik is one of Indonesia’s most loved heritages and in 2009 was inscribed on the Representative […]