Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Batik shirts

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 Batik shirts

If we know so far only for batik cloth, cotton cloth and silk, but now batik evolved toward a contemporary fashion aimed at young people who tend to be casual style.One of which is a batik shirt. Many artists and fashion industry create unique batik designs on t-shirts. As the changing times and fashions designs are increasingly diverse, batik shirt was chosen because of making it easier, faster, more efficient and batik shirt enthusiasts even more increased from day to day.

way of making batik shirts:

1.Similar to batik fabric that supplies everything from frying pan, colander, and candles or canting batik night to be ready. Find the most comfortable position for batik with stools for sitting and gawangan and anglo (fire) is ready to launch the process of batik.

2.Subsequently prepare a plain shirt and start to make batik top. Because the shirt fabric absorbs water easier and easier to be color and painting. So batik could also suit your taste, not as complicated as batik on fabric that requires extra patience. Paint shirt with the basic pattern and then describe the unique designs such as a spark tonight, dots, or lines that combine on the basis of previous batik patterns

3.For the next process,layered motif that has been made ​​on the key screen printing t-shirts with a liquid that does not fade when washed batik.

4.After batik process is completed, dry the batik that had formed on the shirts. If it is considered quite dry, then wash the shirt with water so that there is dirt on the shirt is missing.

5.for dyeing shirts to colored shirts are not just white, soak the shirt in the dye bath containing the fabric a few hours. After that lift and dry with the sun. That made ??the shirt ironed and ready to use for your daily life.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Angklung

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Angklung

Angklung is an Indonesian traditional musical instrument is very simple and has been known for centuries. Angklung music instrument made of bamboo comes from the view of the agrarian life of the Sundanese community with the life which is based on staple foods such as rice,was born from myth at Nji Pohaci as Dewi Sri. Dewi Sri giver of life, contemplation Sundanese community in managing the former Agriculture, mainly agricultural fields and plantations has produced a song lyric as a tribute and a gift to Nyi Sri Pohaci  and as reinforcements in order to reject they are not farming will bring disaster. In fact the songs are accompanied by sound drum made of bamboo rods are made of simple and then we all know by name angklung. Angklung music instrument consists of three bamboo tubes suspended from a row. How to play with shaken or shaken-shake. All three tubes were set up with an octave difference in tone, or you have arranged with the tone of do-mi-sol.Jenis bamboo used for this instrument is the bamboo black and white bamboo. The size of the bamboo tubes for angklung instruments also differ. Determine its size high-low tone sounds. It is not known exactly when this angklung created. Apart from West Java, musical instruments angklung (or similar angklung) is also known in other areas, such as in Bali and Banyuwangi. In Balinese mythology, angklung comes from the word "Angk" meaning number or tone and "lung", which means lost. In Bali, a different way of playing Angklung. Bamboo tubes hung by his side and was beaten with a stick. Whereas in the renowned Angklung Banyuwangi carok. In this area, angklung played with a dial tone to connect.                                                        

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Kelom geulis

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 Kelom geulis
Kelom geulis taken from Sundanese language is the local language Tasikmalaya (West Java), which means it is a beautiful wooden sandals. The form is beautiful with interesting carvings, making this much-loved women's sandals women. The maker of the craftsmen in Tasikmalaya, West Java. Tasikmalaya residents call this lady slippers Kelom Geulis.The stories, crafts Kelom geulis appear around the thirties and many are produced as a home industry. Numerous in the central production Kersanegara Village, Mulyasari, Setiamulya, Sukahurip and Sumelap or in Keamatan Cibeureum and Taman sari. In addition there are also many areas Linggajaya Mangkubumi district. Kelom geulis characteristic mahogany with carved and unique embroidery Tasikmalaya, mahogany wood and then cut to shape Kelom will be made. Furthermore, planed wood so shaped footwear. Shavings  process  is done manually by skilled craftsmen who have, so the pair produced Kelom not differ in size. Wood that has been planed and trimmed with a machete. This work must be done carefully because it is a result of the job at hand. Pieces of wood that has been shaped footwear then dried by drying under the hot sun. When the rainy season, drying process carried out with the help of the oven. Furthermore, the material that has been dried mashed Kelom using grinding, making it look its wood fiber. Material Kelom then given priming. Priming is aimed at eliminating the pores of wood, then painted in a way Kelom material is sprayed. Kelom material that has been painted and then dried. After drying, the material formed Kelom making it look more beautiful. As binding to the foot, Kelom given string. Various types of ropes made specifically for this kelom geulis. There's even a unique form of embroidery Tarlac.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Geringsing Cloth

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Geringsing Cloth


Geringsing Cloth the famous  manufactured in Bali at the Bali Aga village - Tenganan, Bali. What makes this unique is woven tie technique in lusi both (length of cloth) or pakan (width of fabric). Usually in the manufacture of woven fabrics, but only a part of yarn, most of the feed are tied. Like on the process of weaving another, this bonding technique is intended to create motifs on the fabric. So can imagine, it takes patience and a very high accuracy for the manufacture of woven fabric with double-bundle technique is. Accuracy for the pair so that when the cloth was colored motifs, can generate the expected motifs. Geringsing religious function in the fabric is stronger than the protective function of the body. Because in the past, Balinese customs usually do not use the breastplate. Although they also have a traditional dress kebaya. If there is a certain ceremony, then the people decorated themselves, kemben fabric used in women not to cover the chest, but to lift the chest to make it look beautiful. This geringsing cloth woven by the people of Bali Aga one of them is to resist disease. Geringsing fabric comes from Gering said that means sickness or disease. sing means no. So geringsing fabric serves to resist disease. As to the coloration of a traditional cloth before the time of industrialization, the colors can be produced from natural materials, such as the red color obtained from noni roots, while black is obtained by soaking a cloth in the hazelnut oil is mixed with wood ash and lye.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Kasongan Earthenware

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Kasongan Earthenware

One regional shopping destination souvenirs in Yogyakarta is in Kasongan, Bantul. This area is famous for its pottery cottage industry. Audiences who may not understand is the land that made pottery at Kasongan is not a ground Kasongan, but (one) of land from Godean, west of Yogyakarta. Strangely in Godean own, the land engineered form of roof tiles and in Kasongan become household appliances. The character of this rugged land and the high sand content, is also not able to be engineered for high fire techniques, such as glazes hot combustion requires more than 1000 degrees Celsius. Yogyakarta soil will crack at temperatures over 800 degrees Celsius. Therefore, these products tend to be thick and Kasongan is growing outdoor products.Kasongan Earthenware become more attractive in line with the development of the lifestyle and the influence of the buyer from outside of Yogyakarta or Indonesia. Still not far from the original barrel, pot, and others to into a barrel and pots bali style, Japanese style, Chinese style, and emerged a new design such as lamp shades, pucukan roof, with a variety of styles. All new style almost without polish pottery aka Raw , but the local style painted colors still exist by using various techniques such as in brush, scraped, resulting paint, etc.. Ceramic pottery enthusiasts say this kind - which is painted - a low value and old fashioned. But local aesthetic move. Yogyakarta land is different wih soil Malang, East Java, or Sukabumi in West Java, which can directly be burned with high temperature was so taken from the rivers. Instinct to decorate, beautify, and entertaining always move with the development of mankind and the dynamics habitualnya. Soil characteristic Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta society that is open and dynamic, the desire to imitate the creative power that make Yogyakarta always longed to visit again.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Cornhusk

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Cornhusk



Corn not only used as a food ingredient can also be used as industrial raw materials and livestock feed, while the skin is a waste, it can also be used to craft materials such as accesories such as brooches, headbands, bobby pins; aesthetic elements of the interior of the flower stalk, flower arrangements and wall decoration .
Flowers made from cornhusk equally beautiful of flowers made from plastic or other materials. Making process cornhusk flower is basically not hard, just takes patience. Cornhusk initially boiled corn in boiling water. then dried until half dry. For the next process is the coloring. This coloring process of hot water mixed with dye and inserted klobot for about 15 minutes and then dried. Once dry, these colored klobot already assembled into dried flowers or other disposable items such as hood-food, delivery boxes.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Asmat Sculpture

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Asmat Sculpture

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 Asmat sculpture which is the original wood carving works in the district of Asmat, Papua was already famous beauty to all corners of the world, especially among antique collectors of cultural goods. Asmat sculpture created as a true custom and religious ritual equipment Asmat residing in the interior of Papua. Therefore, the collector who wants to get the original sculpture must be willing to penetrate the forest interior. Hard struggle that makes the selling price of Asmat sculpture soared. Asmat tribe in Papua has been known to carve the world with skills since 1700. Asmat Art at the carving is a form of belief in ancestral spirits. According to tradition, once symbolized asmat ancestor in the form of sculpture and carvings. The sculptures are made by rough and once used in certain religious ceremonies and then left in a swamp. This is a manifestation of the spirits who live to maintain the forest and sago palm tree which is the main food source of the Asmat people in Papua. In the Dutch colonial era, Asmat sculpture judged as primitive objects and the form of trust against evil spirits, would eventually become known and stored in a number of museums in the world.

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