Sunday, August 1, 2010

And here are the photos

(Obsessively) putting the finishing touches to the practice ikat.

Pung explaining the intricacies of natural dyeing.

Trying to do batik. Turns out to be difficult to control the pesky wax and generate a half-way reasonable design. We both went for geometric patterns – others were more creative. Who would have thought it would be so difficult?

Learning to play gamelan music took alot of intense concentration. Still could only get the right hand sorted. The left hand was still some way off. This young girl was playing upside down and back to front in order to show me.

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