Dance in a ricecarpet' Barbara van Kooten. Her first favorite Batik is the one she wore during her performance of 'Dance in a ricecarpet' at Argument Vertoningsruimte in Tilburg. The photo is made by Martijn Stadhouders.
I bought the Batik she is wearing in Yogyakarta. I chose one with a Chinese style and typical colour red. I'm really fond of this style of Batik and because Barbara grandmother was Chinese Indonesian, I thought it would be fitting to let her wear a Batik showing those roots during 'Dance in a ricecarpet'.
Gerry de Wit, Koen de Wit's mother, made of this Batik a beautiful corset (see post 'Premiere voor de ouders van Koen' on my site). It fit perfectly and it really looked great with the flamenco skirt and Frida Kahlo hairdo. A great first 'Batik Statement'!
Got inspired? Get your Batik on! Make a picture of yourself wearing your favorite Batik and send it to me by email or post it on my Facebook wall. For inspiration see my post 'Sometimes I wish I was a fashion blogger' or check out photos from fashion-bloggers and in fashion-magazines (tip: sunny, nice locations, lots of colours and good memories). Looking forward to your Batik fashion statements!
Wonderful idea. Look forward to seeing some pix on facebook.
Thanks, me too. Not a lot of people in the Netherlands own a Batik or they don't know that they do, so we will see. Hopefully with FB I can get some global Batik Statements :)
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