Photo credit: Batik Galleria
Batik is a technique of manual wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.
The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired.
The tradition of making batik is found in various countries, including Nigeria, China, India, Malaysia, Philippines and Sri Lanka; the batik of Indonesia, however, is the most well-known. Made in the island of Java and has a long history of acculturation, with diverse patterns influenced by a variety of cultures, and is the most developed in terms of pattern, technique, and the quality of workmanship.
On October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Batik Galleria has found itself on the backs of some of Indonesia’s extremely wealthy individuals. This has immediately associated their brand with the high net-worth individuals in and around Indonesia.
From a spectators point of view you will notice that they have managed to fuse the westernised fashion culture in with the more traditional Indonesian style which in our opinion looks absolutely stunning.
You will be able to find a lot more of their work and designs on Instagram.
From discussions with the owner of the company, they only create 1 of 1 items of clothing. This will mean that no two items will be alike and gives each owner a sense of genuine exclusivity.