Another scarf from my Winter Warmers Collection uploaded to my website this week! I handmade this one using some fabric I bought in Java, Indonesia and called this design ‘Burning Embers’ because of its beautiful flaming colours ^_^
Living in Indonesia, I am constantly inspired by the cultures which differ so much from island to island and with that diversity, comes beautiful fabrics with unique prints. This one is called the Parang Motif and is one of the most powerful of batik motifs with it’s strong parallel diagonal lines. This traditional Parang print from Yogyakarta consists of slanting parallel rows of dagger- like segments, arranged repetitively on contrasting colours of Cream White, Burnt Orange and Grey. This pattern is known as the sword pattern or the tongue of fire. The characteristic curved lines of Parang could also be translated as waves in the sea, symbolising the power and greatness of nature.
These fabrics are truly unique and the amount of fabric is limited so get it before it’s gone! You can Shop Online Here in my shop were you will find other fabrics I have been collecting recently!
While our special collections has more than 12,000 volumes, and we have several books made entirely of cloth, we have only one book that was Batik printed (using vegetable dyes) with delightful illustrations by the French illustrator, Francoise. La plue vielle histoire du monde, ca. 1931, is vibrantly printed on linen…
This is really fun to draw coz it results like a denim pattern XD
Batik is an Indonesian traditional style of clothing pattern. Today’s trend is fandom batik. I saw some people wearing batiks in the style of their sport team, their anime series, and so on. Even my Mohican teacher wear one XD
I drew Chakras/magic shapes based off traditional patterns of world wide nations and tribes. The circle in the middle is a gyroscope/the world, an ancient symbolism of the webcomic’s world. Because beauty and power can reflect in any diversity.