Morning darls! Yesterday’s post seemed to go down well but after all the monochrome yumminess I thought today I’d get a leeetle beeet more colour on the go.
May I introduce you to the newest of obsessions in the (already obsession-full) brain of Caribbean Living: the beauties that are batik. I’d come across this gorgeous race of textiles before but it was on our honeymoon in Bali that I really became acquainted with them. They’re traditionally made all over the world from Ghana and Nigeria to India and Japan, but it’s South East Asia that’s really famous for producing this art form, especially Malaysia and Indonesia.
Often confused with ikat, the name batik describes the method of applying wax to fabric and then dying it, so it can come in literally any design and colour your heart desires, as opposed to ikat which sticks within an admittedly-getting-wider-by-the-day band of patterns.
Think my faves are the blueys but the bright fun colours are divine also.
Even more gorgeous!
I wish the armchairs here were a batik in a more neutral colour – other than that I am loving this space bigtime:
And how awesome is this headboard?! Not sure about the brown shade but if it were a blue or a purple…yummy:
And this Balinese daybed on the LHS here just takes my breath away:
I brought a few pieces back with me the last time we headed to Bali but think I need to start some serious cushion manufacturing here in Singapore – hmm I wonder when I can get back there…