Apr 20 • 6M

Couchfish Day 353: Batik Me Up

More than just a pretty pattern.

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Stuart McDonald
The Couchfish podcast. Following a day by day itinerary through Southeast Asia—for all those people stranded on their couch.
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Whenever a planeload of foreign dignitaries roll into Indonesia, within a few hours you’ll see them meeting and greeting in something other than an ill-fitting suit. Instead they’re kitted out in patterned shirts with not a tie in sight. What on earth are they wearing?

Batik—a cloth that’s seen as one of the most important representations of Indonesian …

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