19th Century Javanese batiks from the collection of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V, r. 1868 -1910). The collection was formed during the king's three visits to Java in 1871, 1896 and 1901. Highlights include several rare examples of Cipedes (now incorporated into Tasikmalaya), once famous for a distinctive, rich red which has not been produced for over fifty years. 130 pieces will be presented during the exhibition with 3 rotations. 34 - 40 pieces will be on show at a time. There will be an extensive catalogue.
Open by appointment. Opening is on October 10th at 6pm.
Java Batik Study Tour
October 19th - November 3rd 2019 NOW FULL
Lots of wonderful hands on workshops and visits.
Contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about any future trips.
Over the two days, Rosi Robinson will take you through a number of projects, batiking on cotton fabric and paper. You will be able to experiment with different waxing tools and apply Procion MX cold water Reactive dyes in a variety of ways. You can work at your own pace. Beginners and those with experience are welcome.
Etching in the wax
Batik Week Workshop
- A workshop with 5 days of studio time offering an opportunity to deepen an existing batik practice or discover a new fibre art form, through a vibrant creative experience with other practitioners. Drawing on Threads of Life’s detailed field research of Indonesia’s ancient natural dye traditions, this workshop explores the interaction between this pallet of colours and the batik process. For beginners to advanced practitioners alike.
Workshop in a Village Hall - bring your own equipment and lunch - hired from 9 - 5 and share the cost of £32.00 for the day between all attendees.