More about Batik
marking the cloth
Batik made with pen
application of wax.
The cloth is then dyed, pigmenting the areas not covered with wax.
When the wax is removed the cloth shows the design applied.
Batik made with Block Print application of Wax.
pen applying the wax
Gamelan ensembleA Javanese gamelan ensemble is primarily composed of percussion instruments and features metallophones (metal xylophones) and knobbed gongs. Gamelan performances often emphasize the collective nature of music, with individual parts combining to form a complex whole.
gamelan demonstration at hotel
Shadow PuppetsIn shadow puppetry the shadows or translucent silhouettes of two- or three-dimensional figures are cast onto a white fabric screen. Usually the audience sits on one side of the screen while the puppeteer manipulates the puppets on the other side of the screen in front of a light source.
audience side of the screen
the musician must play for hours as the shadow puppet play proceeds
inscription on a cannon
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