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Rediscovering Chinese batik in Indonesia

  • Munarsih Sahana


Yogyakarta | Sat, March 27 2010 | 12:40 pm

PREMIUM Apparently, many people have been confusing Chinese batik and Chinese-made textiles with batik motifs, particularly following the influx of Chinese textiles into Indonesia after the Asean-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) trade pact came into effect on Jan. 1, 2010. Chinese batik encompasses batik designs developed by the Chinese who lived in many parts of Indonesia, starting as early as the...