As a result of the organic or “eco-batik” movement, this natural-dye cloth was dyed with natural coloring matter, a mix of various types of wood chips, decreasing environmental pollution through hazardous waste produced by synthetic dyes. The rich semi-traditional Javanese pattern is called ‘alas-alasan’ or ‘like a forest’ and features animals in a forest, and is a good sample of an environmentally friendly manufacturing process promoted by the Balai Batik
(Batik Center) in Yogyakarta (2009). 258x107cm.
Photograph courtesy of Mariah Waworuntu.