I visited the city of Pekalongan on the island of Java in Indonesia on a stopover from the volcanic Dieng Plateau, on my way to Jakarta. I had read about Pekalongan’ s batik traditions and while I only had a short day in the town I was keen to get a glimpse of the character of Pekalongan and an impressions of its batik tradition.
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Text and photographs by Jan Haenraets
Jan Haenraets a Director of Atelier Anonymous Landscapes Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada