This old art deco building on Jalan Jetayu 1, Pekalongan, stores 1,149 batik collections from all over the archipelago. The goal is to provide knowledge and experience of being in close contact with batik; ensuring that batik–as a masterpiece that becomes the identity of the Indonesian nation–remains sustainable. The building selected to be Museum Batik…
Coastal batik, or batik pesisir. That’s how people call it. Characterized by its cheerful and striking colors, coastal batik is different from batik from Jogja or Solo–generally dominated by dark colors, like brown and black. Located on the coast of Java, Pekalongan–once a bustling port and trading town–enabled intense interaction between migrants, foreign traders, and…