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Exploring the beauty of batik-patterned earthenware from Bayat

  • An artisan draws the batik pattern he will apply to his pottery. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    An artisan draws the batik pattern he will apply to his pottery. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Artisans use a canting or spouted bowl to create batik patterns on pottery in a workshop in Jarum village, Bayat district, Klaten, Central Java.  JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Artisans use a canting or spouted bowl to create batik patterns on pottery in a workshop in Jarum village, Bayat district, Klaten, Central Java. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Craftswomen take hot wax from a small wok using a canting [spouted bowl]. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Craftswomen take hot wax from a small wok using a canting [spouted bowl]. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Pottery products with batik patterns on the surface are ready for the coloring process. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Pottery products with batik patterns on the surface are ready for the coloring process. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Mugs with colorful batik patterns are ready for pelorodan, the process of removing the wax to make the colors more vibrant. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Mugs with colorful batik patterns are ready for pelorodan, the process of removing the wax to make the colors more vibrant. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Artisans carry out pelorodan, the process of removing the wax to make the colors more vibrant. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Artisans carry out pelorodan, the process of removing the wax to make the colors more vibrant. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • After the coloring process, artisans still have to cover their pottery with melamine or aqualaquer so that their colors can be glossier and last longer. warna JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    After the coloring process, artisans still have to cover their pottery with melamine or aqualaquer so that their colors can be glossier and last longer. warna JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Batik teapots are on display in a showroom in Jarum village in Bayat district, Klaten, Central Java. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Batik teapots are on display in a showroom in Jarum village in Bayat district, Klaten, Central Java. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

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