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South Tangerang’s signature batik

  • Drawing technique: A batik artisan dips her canting to the hot wax in Sekar Purnama Gallery in South Tangerang, Banten. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

    Drawing technique: A batik artisan dips her canting to the hot wax in Sekar Purnama Gallery in South Tangerang, Banten. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

  • Consistency: A batik artisan carefully uses a copper stamp to print a batik motif. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

    Consistency: A batik artisan carefully uses a copper stamp to print a batik motif. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

  • Manual work: Two batik artisans apply wax to the hand-drawn motifs. 
JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

    Manual work: Two batik artisans apply wax to the hand-drawn motifs. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

  • Unique patterns: The Javan rhino is one of the signature motifs of South Tangerang batik. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

    Unique patterns: The Javan rhino is one of the signature motifs of South Tangerang batik. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

  • Sunny color: Rahman, a lecturer at Pamulang University, proudly wears South Tangerang batik to work. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

    Sunny color: Rahman, a lecturer at Pamulang University, proudly wears South Tangerang batik to work. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

  • See and touch: Customers take a closer look at some batik cloths at Sekar Purnama Gallery. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

    See and touch: Customers take a closer look at some batik cloths at Sekar Purnama Gallery. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

  • Humble beginnings: A batik artisan tidies up the ready-to- sell batik cloths that on display at the gallery. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

    Humble beginnings: A batik artisan tidies up the ready-to- sell batik cloths that on display at the gallery. JP/Ibrahim Irsyad

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