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Banyuwangi workshop makes colorful sarongs for home & abroad

  • A craftsman stamps the Alas Purwo motif on white fabric at the Batik Satrio cottage industry in Senepo Rejo village, Banyuwangi, East Java, on Saturday, May 20. The workshop produces 13,000 beach sarongs a month. JP/Aman Rochman

    A craftsman stamps the Alas Purwo motif on white fabric at the Batik Satrio cottage industry in Senepo Rejo village, Banyuwangi, East Java, on Saturday, May 20. The workshop produces 13,000 beach sarongs a month. JP/Aman Rochman

  • A craftsman hangs up sheets of fabric to dry the patterns applied in wax before the dyeing process. JP/Aman Rochman

    A craftsman hangs up sheets of fabric to dry the patterns applied in wax before the dyeing process. JP/Aman Rochman

  • A craftman draws a floral pattern in malam (hot wax) to create a sarong using the wax-resist dyeing technique. JP/Aman Rochman

    A craftman draws a floral pattern in malam (hot wax) to create a sarong using the wax-resist dyeing technique. JP/Aman Rochman

  • A craftman pours vats of paint in preparation for dyeing beach sarongs. JP/Aman Rochman

    A craftman pours vats of paint in preparation for dyeing beach sarongs. JP/Aman Rochman

  • Rudi, 18, places finishing touches of color with a sponge on a beach sarong, while his fellow craftsmen attend to different stages of the wax-resist dyeing process at the Batik Satrio workshop in Senepo Rejo village. JP/Aman Rochman

    Rudi, 18, places finishing touches of color with a sponge on a beach sarong, while his fellow craftsmen attend to different stages of the wax-resist dyeing process at the Batik Satrio workshop in Senepo Rejo village. JP/Aman Rochman

  • A close-up of the dyeing process shows how each color of a gradient scheme is applied painstakingly by hand. For all the craftsmanship and time invested in creating a sarong, each one is priced from Rp 40,000 to Rp 60,000. JP/Aman Rochman

    A close-up of the dyeing process shows how each color of a gradient scheme is applied painstakingly by hand. For all the craftsmanship and time invested in creating a sarong, each one is priced from Rp 40,000 to Rp 60,000. JP/Aman Rochman

  • Ahmad, 18, hangs beach sarongs in the final drying step before they are ready to be packaged and sold. JP/Aman Rochman

    Ahmad, 18, hangs beach sarongs in the final drying step before they are ready to be packaged and sold. JP/Aman Rochman

  • A craftsman feeds lengths of dyed fabric through a roller to press and flatten them. JP/Aman Rochman

    A craftsman feeds lengths of dyed fabric through a roller to press and flatten them. JP/Aman Rochman

  • In the yard of the Batik Satrio workshop in Senepo Rejo village, beach sarongs featuring colorful patterns of plants, flowers and animals are hung up to dry naturally after dyeing. JP/Aman Rochman

    In the yard of the Batik Satrio workshop in Senepo Rejo village, beach sarongs featuring colorful patterns of plants, flowers and animals are hung up to dry naturally after dyeing. JP/Aman Rochman

  • Three men stretch lengths of dyed sarong on wooden frames to dry and shape them under the sun. JP/Aman Rochman

    Three men stretch lengths of dyed sarong on wooden frames to dry and shape them under the sun. JP/Aman Rochman

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