These light cotton scarves are natural indigo batik – hand painted batik using 100% natural dye from Indigofera tinctoria which yield attractive shades of blue. Creatively designed and processed by hand with indigo paste and Javanese traditional patterns. The patterns date back centuries. Batik is worn for ceremonial occasions, so many of the patterns have symbolic meaning.
Galeri Batik Jawa focuses on conserving batik as part of the Javanese heritage. Currently they employ 250 regional artisans, the majority of whom are women.