I haven’t been to Indonesia – it’s definitely on my wish list – but I love batiks! I love that they are handmade, most are made in small villages in a traditional setting, hiring local workers and families to carry on a tradition that is hundreds of years old.
The process isn’t perfect, as you’ll see watching these videos. There are questions about the toxicity of the run off water. Most show the workers not wearing gloves to protect them from the bleach and dyes or masks from any fumes. I don’t have any personal knowledge of ...read more