The people of Java, a small island in Indonesia, produce some of the finest batik in the world. Much of it these days is merely screen-printed imitations of the real thing. However there are still plenty of workshops making hand stamped batik (called "cap batik") and even hand drawn batik (known as "batik tulis")
There is also a vibrant market in second hand, vintage and antique batiks. Some are well worn with stains, fading and repaired holes. Some have been folded away and handed on through generations of the same family as heirloom pieces. We have long collected them - from the well worn to the best of them complete with their makers signature. Some get cut up into patchwork sets but many are too beautiful to cut.
We have a small selection of them here.
As well as vintage pieces we also sell new and contemporary batik - some hand stamped and many batik tulis pieces which are still being made in Javanese workshops and studios.
We also sell our vintage batik as fat quarter sets
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