Batik Demonstration and Workshop

Friday, 27 May 20163:00 pm-5:00pmOR Saturday, 28 May 2016 11:00am-1:00pm  

University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam 















Batik Demonstration and Workshop by Josephine Komara (a.k.a. Obin)

In the workshop, the instructor will demonstrate Batik techniques by using canting pens, wood/copper batik stamps and paintbrushes, and then guide participants to apply wax using these tools and make their own pattern / image with the dyeing process to produce a handkerchief. Two identical sessions of the workshop will be offered.

Date/Time:  27 MAY (FRI) 3:00 pm – 5:00pm 
                    28 MAY (SAT) 11:00 am – 1:00pm

Venue: Room 303, T.T. Tsui Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

Registration and Enquiries:  The course fee is HK$100 per person. Please download the application here.
                                             For enquiries, please contact Miss Elena Cheung at 2241 5512 or via e-mail [email protected]

Note: For Ages 17 or above. Workshop participants are encouraged to attend the lecture, The History and Craft of Batik on 25 May. 


About the speaker:

Josephine Komara (a.k.a. Obin), is a well-known textile designer from Indonesia and the founder of the Museum Kain in Bali. She has been honoured as one of Indonesia’s living National Treasures for her creative and preservation work with textiles. She spent her childhood in Hong Kong and later returned to Indonesia, which laid the groundwork for her appreciation of how diverse cultural traditions have evolved along with modern Batik production.