St. George Hall (large throne room), Winter Palace, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

George Hall (large throne room), Winter Palace, The Hermitage, St. Loooove the open space!

Batik A method of dyeing fabric where some areas are covered with wax or pastes made of glues or starches to make designs by keeping dyes from penetrating in pattern areas. Multicolored and blended effects are obtained by repeating the dyeing process several times, with the initial pattern of wax boiled off and another design applied before dyeing again in a new color.

Batik A method of dyeing fabric where some areas are covered with wax or pastes made of glues or starches to make designs by keeping dyes from penetrating in pattern areas

Phoenix in Hand-drawn Batik Tulungagung style by Batik Yunar Tulungagung. Private collection of Arief Laksono.

Phoenix in Hand-drawn Batik Tulungagung style by Batik Yunar Tulungagung.

Batik Motif Yogyakarta: Grompol means to gather together. Often worn for wedding ceremonies, the pattern symbolizes the coming together of a harmonious marriage, for children, good luck, and happiness.

Batik Motif Yogyakarta: Grompol means to gather together. Often worn for wedding ceremonies, the pattern symbolizes the coming together of a harmonious marriage, for children, good luck, and happiness.

Batik Motif Yogyakarta: Parang Rusak symbolizes the human being's internal fight against wickedness by controlling their desires so their wise, noble character would win out.

"Parang rusak barong" is special motif which only the king and royal family may use. Ordinary people are not allowed to use parang rusak batik motif.

Repeated Kawung in a Ceplok design photographed from "Indonesian batik designs" by J.E Jasper & Mas Pirngadie.

Repeated Kawung in a Ceplok design photographed from "Indonesian batik designs" by J.E Jasper & Mas Pirngadie.

Terang Bulan (Gurdha)

Terang Bulan (Gurdha)

Batik Majalengka motif Simbar Kencana

Batik Majalengka motif Simbar Kencana

Batik Lasem motif watu kricak

Batik Lasem motif watu kricak

Batik tulis Weleri

Batik tulis Weleri

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