A temporary workshop, Imogiri

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On May 27th, 2006 a devastating earthquake struck central Java, leveling Imogiri. Survivors threw up shanties of broken bricks and bamboo, and quickly returned to batik.Charitable foundations, foreign governments, local donors, and traders such as Threads of Life extended aid, hoping that in the panic and pain of the earthquake, a cultural treasure did not slip away. Batik sales have helped the people of Imogiri to rebuild.

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