International Batik Competition and Yogyakarta Batik Festival, Indonesia: Curated by Ardiyanto

11 September - 10 November 2000

The aim of the competition is to maintain and promote the art of batik patterning, which has been an important part of the Javan economy for centuries. The policy is also to preserve traditional patterns for posterity and, at the same time, develop new variations of the patterns and methods. Particular reference is made to the use of silk, dyeing with plant dyes, and the 'Ceplok Yogya' patterns.