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 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")
The very finest batik is hand drawn and the design is literally drawn straight onto the white cotton with wax, using a small wax pen (canting). This means that each cloth is absolutely unique and individual.
We have a large collection of beautiful hand drawn batik tulis from Java and from southwestern China - some of which we use in our talks or exhibitions, others which we just hoard and drool over and some we occasionally sell. I hope you will find something you love here!
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