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The abstract pieces and pictures are made by young artists in the "Taman Sari" Water Castle area of Jogyakarta. These pieces with their mix of traditional and contemporary flowing techniques are increasingly being commissioned by top end fashion designers throughout Asia to incorporate into their garments.

Batik Pictures

Hand drawn batik pictures big and small from Jogyakarta in Java. Batik pictures have been made since the 1960s as a way of making an income for young men who learnt batik from ther mothers and have taken it in a new and contemporary direction

There are also some more beautiful hand drawn batiks here.

Photo of our One small batik elephant

One small batik elephant

The design is a black elephant with saddle decoration on a bright coloured crackled background.

Machine washable cotton

Size approx 6 inches (15 cms.) square

SQ04 – Whole cloths and Pictures: One small batik elephant
£2.00 each Buy
Photo of our Four seaside designs

Four seaside designs

Four different seaside designs in multi colours on a pale bluey grey crackled background

Hand drawn batik on cotton.

Size approx. 6" squares. 4 designs included

SQ02 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Four seaside designs
£3.00 each Buy
Photo of our Small primitve batik

Small primitve batik

A small size batik picture - a great little batik sample!

Size approx  33 x 30 cms 

BP0 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Small primitve batik
£4.50 each Buy
Photo of our Under The Sea Batik
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Under The Sea Batik

A fabulous fishy sea picture which has all been hand drawn in Java. It shows a variety of batik techniques - dotted lines, blended dyes and paraffin wax cracklings.

Size approx: 25 x 25 cms.

BP15 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Under The Sea Batik
£8.50 each Buy
Photo of our Dragon Batik
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Dragon Batik

A fabulous dragon picture which has all been hand drawn in Java. It shows a variety of batik techniques - dotted lines, blended dyes and paraffin wax cracklings.

Size approx: 30 x 33 cms.

BP18 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Dragon Batik
£9.50 each Buy
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Stripey cat batik

A fabulous fierce and stripey cat picture which has all been hand drawn in Java. It shows a variety of batik techniques - dotted lines, blended dyes and paraffin wax cracklings.

Size approx: 30 x 33 cms.

BP14 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Stripey cat batik
£9.50 each Buy
Photo of our Dragonflies Batik
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Dragonflies Batik

A fabulous picture of dragonflies which has all been hand drawn in Java. It shows a variety of batik techniques - dotted lines, blended dyes and paraffin wax cracklings.

Size approx: 30 x 33 cms.

BP16 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Dragonflies Batik
£9.50 each Buy
Photo of our Woman with Shell Batik
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Woman with Shell Batik

A lovely batik picture which has all been hand drawn in Java. It shows a variety of batik techniques - lines, blended dyes and paraffin wax cracklings and a cracked background.

Size approx: 46x 50 cms.

BP17 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Woman with Shell Batik
£14.50 each Buy
Photo of our Semar Shadow Puppet

Semar Shadow Puppet

Semar the Javanese father figure. Traditional batik picture of Java's famous shadow puppet

A hand made batik from a small studio in Jogyakarta in Central Java. Size approx 16" x 17"

As these pictures are all hand made and unique, design or colour may vary slightly.

BP10 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Semar Shadow Puppet
£12.50 each Buy
Photo of our Rama and Sita Shadow Puppets

Rama and Sita Shadow Puppets

Rama and Sita the heroes of The Ramayana story. A traditional batik from a small studio in Jogyakarta in Central Java. Size approx 16" x 17"

As these pictures are all hand made and unique design or colour may vary slightly.

BP12 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Rama and Sita Shadow Puppets
£12.50 each Buy
Photo of our Rama riding Garuda Bird

Rama riding Garuda Bird

A traditional Javanese scene from the Ramayana shadow puppet show.

Approx 16 x 17 inches

BP13 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Rama riding Garuda Bird
£12.50 each Buy
Photo of our Sea gypsy house at sunset

Sea gypsy house at sunset

A wonderfully effective picture 

Black and white with bright red setting sun

Size approx 16 x 17 inches

BP9 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Sea gypsy house at sunset
£12.50 each Buy
Photo of our Two dolphins

Two dolphins

A hand made batik picture from a small studio in Jogyakarta in Central Java. Size approx 45 x 48 cms (18 x 20 ")

As these pictures are all hand made and unique design or colour may vary slightly.

BP6 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Two dolphins
£12.50 each Buy
Photo of our Abstract batik painting By Slamet Riyanto

Abstract batik painting By Slamet Riyanto

Lovely signed piece by well known artist Slamet Riyanto.

Size: approx 26 cms square

BP4 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Abstract batik painting By Slamet Riyanto
£15.00 each Buy
Photo of our Becak driver and wife

Becak driver and wife

A wonderful scene of a driver of the traditional Javanese cycle rickshaw and his wife and home.

Colours pale yellows, purples and browns. Signed by the artist Jaka

Size 16 x 17.5 inches

BP2 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Becak driver and wife
£16.50 each Buy
Photo of our Pouncing Cat

Pouncing Cat

A wonderful abstract by the artist Astinuder of Jogyakarta. Lovely blue background with a pouncing striped cat

Size approx 95 x 70 cms

BP3 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Pouncing Cat
£25.00 each Buy
Photo of our Sumatran cloth
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Sumatran cloth

A great "Juffri" floral design batik cloth made for the Sumatran market with a stunning panel two thirds of the way along with a design of diamonds.

Rich brown, red and black on a pale brown background.

Size: 112 cms. x 1.85 m

WC3 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Sumatran cloth
£40.00 each Buy
Photo of our Indonesia map sampler

Indonesia map sampler

A hand drawn sampler cloth from Central Java featuring a map of the country of Indonesia, surrounded by typical Javanese batik designs.

Colours: Indigo blue,black, mid brown, ivory

Size: 104 x 175 cms

W1 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Indonesia map sampler
£45.00 each Buy
Photo of our Design sampler

Design sampler

A hand drawn design sample cloth from Pekalongan featuring 28 named designs. The cloth is designed to hang vertically and has a sleeve at each end for hanging it easily.

Colours: black background, khaki brown and white

Size: 1.02 x 1.77 m

WC2 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Design sampler
£45.00 each Buy
Photo of our Stunning Abstract by Slamet Riyanto

Stunning Abstract by Slamet Riyanto

A spectacular batik panel by one of Java's foremost contemporary batik artists. Beautiful shades of yellow, oranges and reds with fine white dots and black details

Hand drawn batik on cotton. Size 45 x 160 cms.

BP11 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Stunning Abstract by Slamet Riyanto
£65.00 each Buy
Photo of our Sri Lankan sarong

Sri Lankan sarong

A whole sarong in block print Colours brown, black and white. Size approx 1m x 2.2m

WC1 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Sri Lankan sarong
£25.00 each Buy
Photo of our Antique peacock

Antique peacock

Very fine batik picture of a wonderfully extravagant peacock with long tail feathers

Age: 40 - 50 years old

Size: 82 x 99 cms

colours pale pinks, purples, blues and muted greys

BP8 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Antique peacock
£65.00 each Buy
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"Pelangi" tie dyed cloth

Bought in a village near Jogyakarta from a women's co-operative making tie dyed and stitch resist cloths. 

"Pelangi" means rainbow in Indonesian and this is another traditonal textile technique made in some parts of Java

Very deep dark brown background with white, green and red rossettes formed by tying the cloth very tightly before dyeing.

Size: 1.12 x 2.2 m

WC4 – Whole cloths and Pictures: "Pelangi" tie dyed cloth
£45.00 each Buy
Photo of our Burgundy

Burgundy "tritik" resist whole cloth

We bought this piece from a village workshop just outside Jogyakarta in Java.  Made by a women's co-operative practising this old tradition of "tritik" or tie dye technique. the pattern is made by stitching the design and then pulling it tight so that the stitches make a resist to the dye.

Deep red and paler red cloth with white details.

Size: 1.18 x 2 metres

WC6 – Whole cloths and Pictures: Burgundy "tritik" resist whole cloth
£45.00 each Buy
Photo of our Abstract whole cloth
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Abstract whole cloth

Made in the old part of Jogyakarta called Taman Sari where many young batik artists live. The young people there have  started to make interesting and  vibrant versions of their grandmother's and mother's traditional craft of batik. This type of batik is mostly made for individual fashion designers.

This is a wonderful  free flowing and long abstract batik cloth which would make a stunning garment or wall covering.

Size: Approx 1.15 x 2.50m

WCP – Whole cloths and Pictures: Abstract whole cloth
£75.00 each Buy

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