Do you have a favourite dressing gown from a hotel stay? This one is my favourite as it is yellow, made with fabulous cotton and has an intricate batik design. .
Batik is both an art and a craft. It is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to clothes. The ones made on the island of Java has been through changes influenced by cultures over the years.
In 2009, Unesco designated Indonesian Batik as a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity." The aim was to raise awareness on intangible cultural heritage and encourage local communities to protect them.