One of the equipment in a hand-drawn batik is a stove with the convex pan which is to heat up the wax.
Culture become an interesting challenge. There are many pictures and I had to choose some appropriate.
This afternoon around 11.45 AM friend of mine phoned and invited me to go to Solo. But, I had to be at his house at 12.00 PM. Woow, I had no time for preparation, and the most stupid thing was I didn’t bring the camera! Pfftt… When I came there, he told me that we would photograph the fashion show. We’re in a hurry, so he asked me to use his camera. Finally, it was my first time to use Sony DSLR camera, indoor, in the evening and no external flash! Great!! 😦 (more…)
Lasem is a district in Rembang, Central Java. It’s located approximately 12 km to the east of Rembang, or about 4 hours from Semarang, the capital of Central Java. You can find some interesting and unique things here. About 5 km to the east, there is a shore of Bonang Binangun. Not a sandy beach, but it’s a place where the fishing boats docked. In this place, we can buy a variety of fish that fresh from the ocean. At the dusk, there is a sunset view with the shadow of hundreds of ships anchored there. I’ve posted some photos about this port. (more…)
Batik is a cloth that is traditionally made using a manual wax-resist dyeing technique (wikipedia). At the beginning, batik was known as an expensive item that only worn by the royal families and wealthy individuals. But now, batik is belonged to all classes and easily obtained. Due to advanced technology development, there are some techniques of batik with lower cost. Beside the hand-drawn batik, there are cheaper batik that created using screen-printing techniques and stamp-printing techniques. (more…)