Paperback: 40 pages

Bayu’s Beautiful Batik (Story Cloth)


November 15, 2022

Meirina Soe (Author), Acintya Swasti (Illustrator), Widianti Widjaja (Contributor), Sandra Sardjono (Editor), Ellin Klor (Editor)

Publisher: Tracing Patterns Foundation (November 15, 2022)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1736777459

ISBN-13: 978-1736777459

Item Weight: 5.4 ounces

Dimensions: 11 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Bayu and his family lived in Kedungwungi village in Pekalongan city on the island of Java. The city is famous for a special cloth called batik. Bayu’s parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were batik makers. Bayu wanted to follow his family’s work. But one day, a big crisis happened, which could cause the family’s batik workshop to close forever…

This book is inspired by beautiful batik textiles and skillful artisans of Java. The illustrations feature batik textiles from the Oey Soe Tjoen workshop in Kedungwungi, which started in 1925 and continues today.

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