Friday, November 06, 2009

Batik from Cirebon

Cirebon (3 hours by train from Jakarta) is a multicultural place: a Sultan's kraton full of Hinduistic past; a museum covering relicts from the short-lived Portugese period; one of the oldest Chinese temples on Java; a remarkable sufi shrine where non-Muslim Chinese also go to pray and are buried.

This multiculturalism shows in the Batik tradition of Trusmi, a whole kampung dedicated to the design, the production and sale of Batik. Above the Batik heritage we brought back to Jakarta.

Jakarta, November 2009.

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