Batik Motif Yogyakarta: Batik Winotosastro: Traditional Batik

Batik Motif Yogyakarta: Batik Winotosastro: Traditional Batik

Batik Motif Yogyakarta: Batik Winotosastro: Traditional Batik

Batik Motif Yogyakarta: Batik Winotosastro: Traditional Batik

This is an example of hanacaraka - the traditional writing script for Javanese. I think this is a birth notice... Anyrates, I can read and write this at a basic level. It's one of my more pointless skills.

This is an example of hanacaraka - the traditional writing script for Javanese. I think this is a birth notice... Anyrates, I can read and write this at a basic level. It's one of my more pointless skills.

Stunning batik - traditional background overlaid with Dutch-influenced floral design.

Stunning batik - traditional background overlaid with Dutch-influenced floral design.

This is parang rusak. It breaks my brain when I try to recreate the pattern.

Javanese Batik

This is parang rusak. It breaks my brain when I try to recreate the pattern.

A more complex Yogya style batik, with lots of different browns, and different patterns. This might be the 'patchwork' style of batik design.

Javanese Batik

A more complex Yogya style batik, with lots of different browns, and different patterns. This might be the 'patchwork' style of batik design.

So very very very Yogyakarta in style. Complex, beautiful, traditional white and brown colours.

Javanese Batik

So very very very Yogyakarta in style. Complex, beautiful, traditional white and brown colours.

Totally a garis miring type design, with wonderful brown gradients in the colouring.

Totally a garis miring type design, with wonderful brown gradients in the colouring.

This is mega medung style batik. It's from the north west of Java and tends to be fairly colourful. The batik makers up there were influenced heavily by Chinese traders, so that's why this design has strong Chinese influence.

This is mega medung style batik. It's from the north west of Java and tends to be fairly colourful. The batik makers up there were influenced heavily by Chinese traders, so that's why this design has strong Chinese influence.

This is a parang sort of design. Or it could be garis miring. Either way, that rich rich dark dark brown is a common colouring for batik in Central Java.

This is a parang sort of design. Or it could be garis miring. Either way, that rich rich dark dark brown is a common colouring for batik in Central Java.

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