Ngaben - cremation ceremony - in Bali. Photo by Made Batuan. Pinned from his site on 500px.com - http://500px.com/MadeBatuan

Untuk Keanekaragaman Budaya Indonesia Upacara Ngaben - Bali Fotografer: Made Batuan

Indonesia, Sumatra ~ Karo-batak woman with child, Sumatra. Date ca. 1925 Source Tropenmuseum

Indonesia, Sumatra ~ Karo-batak woman with child, Sumatra.

The word Batik is originally an Idonesian-Malay word and means to dot .This art of textile is spread in the hindu and malay world, but Indonesia is certainly the heart of the Batik.This way of painting and coloring textile has reached its higher degree of excellence in the Island of Java , in cities like Solo, Yogyakarta, Pekalongan or Cirebon. From Java this 'batik' cloth was exported to other islands of the archipelago and to the Malay peninsula.

The word Batik is originally an Idonesian-Malay word and means to dot .This art of textile is spread in the hindu and malay world, but Indonesia is certainly the heart of the Batik.This way of painting and coloring textile has reached its higher degree of excellence in the Island of Java , in cities like Solo, Yogyakarta, Pekalongan or Cirebon. From Java this 'batik' cloth was exported to other islands of the archipelago and to the Malay peninsula.

Balinese girl, Bali, Indonesia

We teach girls shame; close your legs, cover yourself, we make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something.

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