Our work in Gesikharjo village began almost 2 years ago. For the women here, Batik is a way of life, passed down through generations and practiced with passion. Working side by side at home, their hands slowly draw the flowers as if by memory. Almost forgotten as more women abandon their craft for better livelihoods, SERIBU BUNGA captures the soul of work - a collection that returns tradition and pride.
SERIBU BUNGA means one thousand flowers in Indonesian, an embodiment of our mission to empower 1,000 craftswomen in villages across Indonesia.
Each of the piece in this collection takes at least 30 days to craft by hand.
The women would sit next to one another in their home, hand-drawing these Jasmine flowers as if by memory - as taught to them by their mothers. Its delicate colors are achieved through a 2-step process: dyeing the fabrics in a blend of wood barks before covering the flowers again with hot wax to retain the color.
In the meantime, the women would prepare the vat for the second dyeing process: fermented Indigofera Tinctoria leaves reduced with Javanese brown sugar. Entirely food grade, the vat fills the air with sweet-sugary-fresh-leaves-scent, making sure each fabric is safe for the women's hands and kind to the Earth too!
We are honored to bring you our most intricate collection yet, sustainably created to tell the stories of these remarkable women.