September 2, 2009

Book list

Had a lot of fun reading & looking at picture to prepare myself for my journey.
From top to bottom:
- 'Indonesia / The Discovery of the Past', gift from Susan. A book full wonderful things with a colonial past.
- 'Bloemen van het heelal, De kleurrijke wereld van de textiel op Java' by Alit Veldhuisen-Djajasoebrata. The book about batik on Java! (so I'm told)
- 'Batik, Creating an identity'. My first Batik book, about social and cultural meaning of Batiks in Indonesia and Singapore.
- 'Papaver in de bergen' by Alice M. Ekert Rotholz
- 'Rijst uit zilveren schalen' by Alice M. Ekert Rotholz. The story takes place after the war in Asia.
- 'Waar tranen verboden zijn' by Alice M. Ekert Rotholz. The story tells from different cultures how they experienced the second world war.
- 'Uitgesproken Indonesisch' by Harmani Jeanne Ham.
- 'Indonesisch voor beginners' by Harmani Jeanne Ham.
- 'Guide to Java', travelbook from the 70's bought at an secondhand shop. In it an instruction paper about how Batik is created, in 8 steps on pieces of cotton, from a Batikworkshop in Yogyakarta. The previous owner left in in the book.
- 'Indonesische sprookjes', Indonesian fairy tales.
- 'Indonesiƫ Reisverhalen', Indonesian travel-stories from 1700 till now.
- 'Indonesische volksgebruiken', small book about different rituals & tips
- and not on the photo a small dictionary to take with me.

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