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Indonesian National Batik Day - Introduction to traditional method


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Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia

1630 Alberni St

Vancouver, BC

Directions: This workshop is located at the Indonesian Consulate at 1630 Alberni Street. There is a short flight of stairs to get to the entrance door. Wheelchair access available through the back entrance, please request in advance. 15 minute walk from Burrard station, 3 minute walk from bus stop (West Georgia St @ Burrard St), paid street parking available.


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English, Japanese, and Indonesian.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and is a relaxed performance.


Batik Day (Hari Batik Nasional) is an Indonesian cultural day for celebrating batik – the traditional cloth of Indonesia. It is celebrated on October 2 and marks the anniversary of when UNESCO recognized batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009.

Join us for a meditative, hands-on session to learn about the art of batik. This introductory level workshop will walk you through the basics of how to use a canting, a traditional pen-like tool used to designing batik tulis or "handwritten" batik. You'll also learn about specific batik patterns and the history of how fabric can be used as a form of storytelling.



The Batik Library

The Batik Library connects consumers with the Indonesian batik through workshops, resources and one-of-a-kind, naturally-dyed pieces that celebrates the details of the regions they represent and supports artisans with generational lineage to batik making.