U.S. President Barack Obama wears a traditional Ikat shirt made from woven cloth, at the East Asia Summit dinner in Nusa Dua, on the island ...

Having a ball in Bali? Obama gives lukewarm reaction to wearing traditional Indonesian shirt on visit to southeast Asia

Obama in Batik Hindu print at East Asia Summit dinner in Nusa Dua .Batik goes to the world - It's Indonesian assets

Indonesia, sawu (Seba) Island village, close-up of traditional ikat weavings

Indonesia, sawu (Seba) Island village, close-up of traditional ikat weavings

Hokokai batik was made along the north coast java during Japanese occupation from 1942-1945. During the Japanese occupation, numerous batik factories were closed and fine Dutch cotton was scarce. Because of the cotton scarcity, every inch of cloth was used for patterning. Hokokai batik was colourful and a single batik could take twelve months to make.

Hokokai batik was made along the north coast java during Japanese occupation from 1942-1945. During the Japanese occupation, numerous batik factories were closed and fine Dutch cotton was scarce. Because of the cotton scarcity, every inch of cloth was used for patterning. Hokokai batik was colourful and a single batik could take twelve months to make.

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