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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Discover Indonesia with Batik Art

Singapore, SingaporePart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Tony

90 mins
Up to 8 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Indonesian, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

We will start the session with a quick introduction about myself and getting to know each other.

Once we are warmed up, we will go on a time machine ride through Indonesia's historical timeline as reflected by Indonesian textile art of batik.

Batik is an Indonesian art technique of decorating a piece of cloth using hot wax as a dye resist and the motif transformation becomes a unique evidence of pivotal moments throughout Indonesian history.

Before we close off the session, we will learn to create a simple geometrical batik motif as a souvenir and as an inspiration to learn more about the beautiful heritage of batik.

The world of Indonesian batik art is so vast. We will curate different themes at regular intervals to keep things fresh and we will customise each session with participants in different stages of batik discovery journey. Fun and unique experiences every time, guaranteed!

Topics for the month of November:
1-15 November: History of Indonesia with Batik Textiles
16-30 November: The Batik of Peranakan Chinese Community
We will start the session with a quick introduction about myself and getting to know each other.

Once we are warmed up, we will go on a time machine ride through Indonesia's historical timeline as reflected by Indonesian textile art of batik.

Batik is an Indonesian art technique of decorating a piece of cloth using hot wax as a dye resist and the motif transformation becomes a unique evidence of pivotal moments throughout I…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Tony can host private groups of any size, up to 8 guests. Private group rates start at £33.

What to bring

  • A piece of paper
  • A pair of compass
  • Basic stationery of pencil, eraser and ruler
  • Marker or colour pencils (optional)
From £9
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Tony

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 6 Reviews
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I am the founder aNERDgallery, a platform aiming to spread the beauty of Indonesian textile arts of batik and tenun.

Inspired by the design, intrigued by the cultural history and geeked out by the science, I started my textile journey in 2016 by spending a month across Java in Indonesia to learn the ins and outs of the batik industry around the region. This included spending a week away in a remote village to learn making batik from scratch.

Always a learner, I hope to share my passion for the forgotten art form (and maybe some funny stories from the road).
I am the founder aNERDgallery, a platform aiming to spread the beauty of Indonesian textile arts of batik and tenun.

Inspired by the design, intrigued by the cultural history and geeked out by the science, I started my textile journey in 2016 by spending a month across Java in Indonesia to learn the ins and outs of the batik industry around the region. This included spending a week away in a remote village to learn making batik from scratch.

Always a learner, I hope to shar…
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Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Sheila
November 2020
If you like fashion design/construction and art, you will love this experience. I liked batik fabrics before but now I appreciate what an art it really is. Tony’s in-person textile tours sound awesome, too.
Brooke
August 2020
Super interesting! We LOVED this experience and learned so much! Tony explains the history, techniques, and different meanings, and shows samples of the different stages and tools. We especially enjoyed seeing the corresponding examples from his personal collection -- what a difference to see them up close! It's a relaxing and easy-going time and feels like hanging out with a (very knowledgeable) friend. Our only regret is not being able to visit Tony's studio in person.
Super interesting! We LOVED this experience and learned so much! Tony explains the history, techniques, and different meanings, and shows samples of the different stages and tools.…
Lynn
July 2020
Wow, very interesting!! I’m so happy I decided to take this experience. I learned so much and yes, I’ll be trying to do a small batik piece.
Divya
November 2020
It was nice, a good one for those who don't know much about batik.
Elizabeth
August 2020
Very interesting topic and fun, low pressure art project at the end!
Jessica
July 2020
Really interesting and unique experience.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.