June 2, 2012

Batik Statement I

First Batik Statements I received were on my Facebook wall by dear friend & dancer from 'Dance in a ricecarpet' Barbara van Kooten. Her first favorite Batik is the one she wore during her performance of 'Dance in a ricecarpet' at Argument Vertoningsruimte in Tilburg. The photo is made by Martijn Stadhouders.
I bought the Batik she is wearing in Yogyakarta. I chose one with a Chinese style and typical colour red. I'm really fond of this style of Batik and because Barbara grandmother was Chinese Indonesian, I thought it would be fitting to let her wear a Batik showing those roots during 'Dance in a ricecarpet'.
Gerry de Wit, Koen de Wit's mother, made of this Batik a beautiful corset (see post 'Premiere voor de ouders van Koen' on my site). It fit perfectly and it really looked great with the flamenco skirt and Frida Kahlo hairdo. A great first 'Batik Statement'!
Her second favorite Batik is the one she wore on her weddingday. On this pretty picture she is together with Joko's grandmother. Congratulations and keep on wearing those Batiks!

Got inspired? Get your Batik on! Make a picture of yourself wearing your favorite Batik and send it to me by email or post it on my Facebook wall. For inspiration see my post 'Sometimes I wish I was a fashion blogger' or check out photos from fashion-bloggers and in fashion-magazines (tip: sunny, nice locations, lots of colours and good memories). Looking forward to your Batik fashion statements!


  1. Wonderful idea. Look forward to seeing some pix on facebook.

  2. Thanks, me too. Not a lot of people in the Netherlands own a Batik or they don't know that they do, so we will see. Hopefully with FB I can get some global Batik Statements :)