“When you meet [a batik maker] and hold their hands, they feel so warm and sticky. It’s a very beautiful feeling,” said Singaporean artist Samantha Tio, known professionally as Mintio.
It was this feeling, she said, that inspired the title of her exhibition “Malam di Jari Kita,” or “The Wax on Our Fingers,” held in collaboration with Indonesian artist Budi Agung Kuswara, known as Kabul, and the batik makers of Kebon Indah in Central Java.
The Indonesian Heritage Society in Jakarta was given a preview of the show as part of its Rumahku program this month before it opened to the public in Yogyakarta in April.
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