Last week, Oemah Etnik team took a 3 hours train ride to Cirebon to visit our batik maker. We visit Ibu In’s small workshop in Kampung Batik Trusmi, Plered area. Ibu In has 2 women working with hand-written batik, 1 man working on stamped batik, and 1 man working on the coloring process. It is a small team, but they can produce more than 40 batik pieces every week.

Obsessing over their varied stamp collection!

 

Working on our upcoming series

 

 

Chakra batik in the making

 

Traditional coloring process — Because all the coloring process is done by hand, and each fabric is dyed one at a time, the final color result may slightly appear different from one another. But that makes batik unique and personal.