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Saturday, July 17, 2010


Indonesian batik is the most complex in the world, and has been recognized by UNESCO as an Indonesian cultural treasure. The longtime center of the craft is Solo (a.k.a. Surakarta), on the island of Java, whence comes this cotton batik tie from Batik Semar. There is even a Batik Carnival in Solo every June; that's a fashion show I wouldn't mind attending.

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