Let me tell you a little secret.
I first wore my piece of #bajubyoniatta_wayangsayang in January this year when I performed in Walking In Beauty at the Esplanade Recital Studio. I had, by that time, 24 pieces of these hand-drawn batiks which I had commissioned batik artisans in Solo to work on for @bajubyoniatta.
I took the same piece and wore it to Walking In Beauty (London). I knew I had made these pieces as a way of sharing my love for batik. And behind this series, I had a story to tell. About the forbidden. And about artists, signified by the Wayang, on the borders of what is known as ‘motif larangan’ (forbidden motifs). Come hear about this piece on Saturday. My artist friends @corinne_gibbons, @sh_arda, @nabbycat and @tigermanrei will be sharing stories about navigating with the forbidden, led by @petrinakow (who was also the driving force behind Walking In Beauty). I am prepared to let the 24 pieces go, having kept them for over a year. Question is - are YOU ready to keep one for yourself? ❤️ #bajubyoniatta #bajubyoniatta_wayangsayang #batiktulis #mykainofbatik