Kōrero: Indonesians

The art of batik (2 o 3)

The art of batik

Anton Sudiharto was born in Central Java, Indonesia, where he learnt the art of batik – an Indonesian method of dying cloth and using wax to create patterns. In the mid-1970s he moved to Bali to set up a gallery and studio, and in 1979 he came to live in New Zealand. This photograph was taken in Wellington the following year, at an exhibition of his work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1980/1876/17-F
Photograph by Brett Richardson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Indonesians - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/902/the-art-of-batik (accessed 24 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2015