This hand drawn batik is called meteor and is wonderful in its creation in deep indigo and browns. Lou Zeldis took traditional batik and turned it on its head while still using traditional batik artisans and the hand drawn canting technique from Central Java. The work of Threads of Life is to revive the natural dye process that thrived in Java for centuries as we have with natural dyed ikat in the eastern islands of Indonesia.
A batik like this is wonderful to use to set a table with or wrap yourself with for a cool evening or wear it out to dinner.
Batik hand drawn, single panel, light weight cotton, natural and synthetic dyes. Made in Java, 2022. Size 240 x 103 cm / 94.5 x 40.5 in
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We work directly with over 1,000 women in more than 35 groups on 12 Indonesian islands from Kalimantan to Timor
We empower women’s enterprises and put money directly into women’s hands where it best ensures their households’ welfares.
Our cultural and technical support moves weavers to great pride of ownership, inspiring the extraordinary quality of their work.
Dye plant use perpetuates a sustainable relationship with the land, and helps a community prioritize conservation.