Bayu’s Beautiful Batik
Story Cloth Series
This is our second book in the series. It features the batik traditions on the North Coast of Java. The story revolves around a young boy whose family has owned a batik workshop for several generations. One of the aims of this book is to show children the complex process involved in batik production and the resulting beautiful products. In the making of this book, we involved Widianti Widjaja, the third generation of the famous Oey Soe Tjoen batik in Pekalongan. We use her family story as inspiration of the book, and her photographs as well as the Oey Soe Tjoen batiks for the illustrations.