"My mother is my inspiration. She and I still design together, especially the floral and bird motifs that are typical in Pekalongan batik.”
"I learned the art of batik when I was very young, since my mother is a batik artist in Java. She has been making batik at home for 23 years, while waiting each day for my father – a fisherman – to come home from the sea. As you can imagine, batik is a part of my life. I started experimenting with the technique when I was 13 years old, with mori textiles. Now I've learned to create different motifs and to work with other materials, such as silk. My mother still helps me a lot.
"My mother is my inspiration. She and I still design together, especially the floral and bird motifs that are typical in Pekalongan batik. My husband Rieckey also helps me a lot because he knows what people like abroad, and then I can focus on creating. I would like the batik of Bali to become well known around the world, since its beauty is outstanding."
The Java Starlight shawl in silk is just gorgeous! It is a feast for the eyes with the deep blues and intricate design. Made in a soft, luxurious silk, it truly dazzles. It is at least as beautiful as the picture shows it and everything I had hoped it would be. Many thanks for this amazing piece of art. I will wear it often!
Loved the shawl!Outstanding quality and attention to detail. Colors are beautiful and vibrant without being too ""loud"". Packaging was equally beautiful and actually can be used for storing the shawl.
I received ""Java Sea"" shawl few weeks ago and I am so pleased. The shawl is gorgeous and feminine. Thank you very much for your wonderful work.
Terima kasih buat syal-syal batik yg aku baru terima di Inggis. Batik nya sangat cantik, dan pasti teman-teman ku akan suka juga
I have your Pink Paradise. It just arrived in Hawaii. It is lovely. It is a wonderful thing to be able to express yourself in your artwork. This is my first purchase. Your mother is as beautiful as you are and has taught you well. Never stopcreating. I love your work. Aloha from Hawaii.
I have your Pink Paradise. It just arrived in Hawaii. It is lovely. It is a wonderful thing to be able to express yourself in your artwork. This is my first purchase and the minute I get my tax refund, I know where to come. Your mother is as beautiful as you are and has taught you well. Never stop creating. I love your work.
Thank you Yuni Kristina, for the beautiful Awakening scarf. The gorgeous print and vibrant blue are just perfect. I have never gotten more compliments on something I've worn in my life than I have for this scarf. It's lovely!
I ordered the Silk batik scarf 'Awakening' - it is absolutely beautiful! A real pleasure to look at and touch. It also arrived very quickly. Thank you, I will definitely order from you again.
Blue Jasmine is the most beautiful scarf I've ever seen!
I sent this as a gift for one of my favorite people in this world and she loved it. Thank you for helping me express my love and affection for her.
I have purchased five scarves from Yuni Kristina, kept some, given some as gifts. They are so fine and delicate looking, and yet they are sturdy and beautiful, easy to pack for travelling. I highly recommend this artist!
I bought one of her silk shawls as a present for the young woman my son brought home for Christmas. (Future daughter in law? I can only hope.) Because of the wonderful gift wrap and the fact I trust NOVICA, the present went right under the tree. I saw the shawl for the first time Christmas morning. It was so light and airy with a lovely hand and beautiful colors, I ordered one in another color for myself. The workmanship and color again were lovely and I wore it as a indoor scarf all winter. Spring came and I wanted a shorter one and so ordered this one. Still very happy with the light weight (it floats!) and rich colors. Now I have seen Yuni's work in orange, maroon and green. All great. I plan to order more in the future as gifts to others - or to cheer me up. Thank you. PBB
Bought Carnelian Mums scarf and am delighted with it! Is is wonderfully soft and lovely. I will definitely buy from this artist again!
I love this silk scarf -- colour far richer than the picture. I am a devoted silk lover and this piece is now a favourite. Lush, intricate design. Seems to match everything I have... You will not be disappointed with this artist!
Thank-you for your beautiful silk shawls and scarf. I love your Chrysanthemums so much I had to get another, Sapphire Mums --- and then I couldn't resist your Pink Fantasy! Your skill at reworking traditional techniques, colours, symbolism and themes is outstanding, the results fascinating and arresting in appearance. Thank-you again! Best wishes, Kathleen Berthiaume, Victoria, BC, Canada
Yuni Kristina is an exceptional artist. I now proudly own 4 silk batik scarves and 1 silk batik shawl created by Yuni Kristina. I highly recommend her scarves and shawls to everyone and they also make exceptional gifts. Thank you Novica and Yuni Kristina for enriching my life and wardrobe.
I just got the Javanese Blue scarf and I am just thrilled with it. The colors are gorgeous, the scarf is so generously sized, and the silk is just exquisite. Thank you so much for creating such a work of art. I will love it for years to come!
I ordered the silk batik Royal Java Blue scarf and I love it! I noticed it is now sold out. I highly recommend buying it if Yuni Kristina offers it again.
Hello Yuni, I want to thank you for the beautiful scarfs that you sent. They were sent to my mother's home and she said they were gorgeous. I will see mine when I go home for Christmas. There is nothing more special than knowing that someone took the time to create such beautiful art. Tracy Childs, Halifax, Nova Scotia
My Blue Floral Stars shawl arrived today. It is absolutely gorgeous. How beautiful and how delicate is the design. Yuni kristina is very talented and she uses the best quality silk I've ever seen. The colors are sublime, a delicate blue mixed with green and a touch of red. The little pouch it came in, is very pretty. I've already ordered another shawl and I am looking forward to see it. Thank you so much to a very talented artist!
The scarf i got from you was so lovely! thank you!
I received my batik scarves today from artist Yuni Kristina and am absolutely delighted with them both. The artistry and workmanship are just exquisite and nothing feels like pure silk. They were packaged so elegantly. You can tell that a lot of love goes into each piece and the moment you put one on, you feel feminine and beautiful. Thank you Yuni Kristina for making such lovely scarves. CMS
I recently ordered a lovely silk batik shawl. It arrived in a surprisingly short period time and is even more beautiful that it appeared online. This is the second silk piece I have ordered from Yuni and would highly recommend her top quality work. Thank you so much!
I recently received my beautiful batik scarf and showed my husband who's always going..""what did you buy now..."" I showed him this flowing creation and he was like oh my god, it looks amazing, how much? I said, no worries, it's top quality and budget friendly too! Now he doesn't worry when I buy anything from Novica...thank you Yuni for creating such lovely, feminine scarves!
I have 'Butterfly Bliss' and love the scarf. I am so impressed with the quality and beauty - so soft, light, and unique - I will be purchasing more of your elegant work. Thank you, Yuni Christina!
i have 13 of your exquisite pieces and eagerly await your next creation. the brilliant colors and quality of silk and the workmanship at such an affordable price are amazing! the soft swirls and gentle flower and complex designs delight the eye as they create harmonies of color , taking me from cold dark Vermon tUSA to the warmth and sunshine of Java. thank you so much for the beauty of your work .
I had ordered four of your scarves. I am keeping two and giving 2 as gifts. I absolutely love the softness of the silk, the colors and artistry are beautiful. I thank you for sharing your beautiful work with the rest of the world. Thank you Yuni!
Thank you very much, Yuni. I absolutely love my new Javanese batik scarf! The workmanship and colors are beautiful, and its so comfortable. I'll be back to order more. I'm wearing it at work today and have received so many compliments....here are a few... ""That is the prettiest scarf I've ever seen!"" ""Wow, where did you get that gorgeous scarf?"" ""Love that scarf!"" ....Looks like you have a new fan club from California now!!
Thank you for the wonderful scarf, so beautifully wrapped and with your little note. It really touched me to have in my hands your artistry that came from all the way across the world. I extend a hand of solidarity to you.
I have purchased several shawls from you, most recently ""Brave Java"" and ""Blue Floral Stars"". Those who received the shawls as gifts were absolutely stunned at how beautiful they were. I finally purchased one for myself and I know I will enjoy wearing it. Thank you!
I absolutely loved my scarf! It is beautifully made and arrived in a gift box that was wrapped with a special ornamental bow. Thank you so much for the special attention to detail. I can't wait to wear this scarf!! If is unlike any other scarf I own. With sincerest thanks!
I purchased several scarves from Yuni, and one was given as a Christmas present to my future daughter-in-law. She absolutely loves it - was almost in tears when she saw it! It delighted her more when she read about the artist and where the scarf was made. Exceptional quality artwork! Storage box they are packaged in is a very nice touch. Nothing I can find locally even comes close to the outstanding color and detail of Yuni's products.
Hello Yuni, Since I was so thrilled with my previous purchase, I made another for the ""Marigolds"" shawl which I gave to my friend for her birthday. She was thrilled with the presentation, wrapping, and especially the shawl. Many, many thanks!
I just received the beautiful package for the ""Silk Batik Shawl, Bird of Paradise"". Since I'm presenting the box as a gift, I was unable to see the shawl, but am excited for the recipient as I'm giving it as a Christmas gift. Thanks again for the lovely, detailed wrapping. I just love it!
When the package came and I opened it, the beauty began by the wrapping. After unwrapping it, I then had a beautiful silk box holding the special scarf inside. Everything was a treasure. The silk artwork is gorgeous and reading Yuni Kristina's story of inspiration will carry with me when I proudly and graciously wear her created scarf. Thank you so much, Dena
Dearest Yuni, From the labor of your hands comes the finest whisper of a beautiful heart. What a lovely and delicate creation to adorn my best efforts at feeling my best. I can hardly wait to share your art with my loved ones. I will be watching to choose each treasure. I confess to having it gift wrapped, even though it was for me. I could not have been more pleased. Even the box expresses the quality inside! The wrap was more wonderful than it photographed on-site—and it is extremely sturdy. Certainly, I am confident that it will arrive in perfect condition and that the person who receives the gift wrapped package will be intrigued and delighted. Thank-you and Many Blessings
My box has arrived and the scarf is beautiful. (The wrapping and presentation are also lovely) So much so...I ordered another one. Thank you for your artistry .
Ms Kristina, many thanks for your ""Jade Jasmine"" scarf which arrived in very quick time and so gorgeously wrapped! The colours work beautifully together & I love the fringing.... it looks and feels great!
Dear Yuni: My wife is very happy with her ""Lavish Java"" scarf. She says it's extremely beautiful and feels silky and wonderful to wear. It does look wonderful on her. The workmanship and detail is intricate and rare. Thank you for making such beautiful things. We in America really appreciate the talent and art of your country. Elena and Chris.
Dear Yuni, I loved the scarf you made, which I had bought for myself, so much that I bought your ""Ginger Jasmine"" scarf for my sister's birthday. She was thrilled!! -- and wondered how I had found exactly the perfect colors for her! Thank you so much! Yours sincerely, Katherine Donovan-Sherpa Charleston, SC US
Dear Yuni, As you know, I am a great fan of your beautiful batik work. Two more of your exquisite silk scarves arrived today -- and they are each, truly, a piece of ""art"", worthy to be hung in a gallery!! The pink one is so vibrant! The purple one is very soothing. Thank you for such wonderful work!! Sincerely yours, Katherine Donovan-Sherpa Charleston, South Carolina US
Dear Yuni, Your beautiful scarf, ""Sapphire Mums"", just arrived today. It is lovely!! Your color choice is so delicate. I really look forward to wearing it. Thank you for such a beautiful scarf! Sincerely yours, Katherine Donovan-Sherpa Charleston, SC US
I have bought many of these beautiful scarves as gifts. Everyone who received one was just delighted. Thank you.
After looking at every single silk scarf on this website I bought six; five of them were Yuni Kristina's startlingly beautiful designs. While I love them all, the ""Sultan"" shawl is easily my favorite. Do not hesitate -- buy one of these divine little wisps of heaven now!
I just received the Silk batik scarf, 'Jade Princess' made by Yuni Kristina in Bali and Java. I have to say this is the most BEAUTIFUL creation I've ever seen. Her workmanship surpasses all of my expectations. I would not hesitate to order from her again. She is one of my favorite artists and my wish list of items created by her is growing. I look forward to ordering and receiving many more precious items but this time I think I'll share and give these as gifts to family, friends, and church members. I'm sure they would all love her creations as much as I do. Thank you so much Novica for putting buyers in touch with artists from across the globe! You've given us access to heirlooms worthy of passing along.
Yuni Kristina shares something with me, her name, which I find very attractive, of course, and my love for beautiful silk shawls. We both are lucky; Yuni Kristina designs them , which must give her a lot of satisfaction and pride, while I will be wearing one of them to affirm her great artistic talent in creating such gossamer works of art. The parcel arrived with the speed of light , packed by caring hands, no less , as everything looked perfect, outside and inside.
The scarf is absolutely beautiful- thank you!
Thank you for your creation; scarf Harmony. It is beautiful. Wishing you much success, and endless inspiration to you and your mother! I am looking forward to more purchases from your scarf selections. Best wishes, Heidy Vest, Washington, USA
Ordered 5 scarves. All really, really beautiful. I ordered some as gifts and ended up keeping way too many for myself. Each scarf wonderfully gift-wrapped. Looking forward to my next purchase from this talented Artist. Thank you.
I have purchased 2 silk scarfs by Yuni Kristina because I could not decide which one is better and have no regrets. They are so featherlight. Very good quality at a reasonable price .Highly recommend her product! Thank you!
Hello Yuni, I think you must know I love your shawls as I've bought 4 of them!!! 2 arrived today - wow, they are even more beautiful up close - I will get a lot of pleasure wearing them this summer & summers to come - these shawls are truly to be treasured & having a box to store them in is so special- can't wait till the others arrive. Take care - Love your work!
Denver, CO USA
Yuni, I loved the batik scarf/shawl designed by you and your Mother. I am so pleased that I have found NOVICA, and your beautiful work. The packaging made it even more special. Thank you
Denver, CO USA
Yuni, I loved the batik scarf/shawl designed by you and your Mother. I am so pleased that I have found NOVICA, and your beautiful work.
Tesuque, New Mexico, USA
This morning I received my batik silk scarf made by Yuni Kristina in a beautiful box that was wrapped in maroon paper with a straw design on the outside. I love the attention to detail and I can't wait to wear my beautiful new scarf knowing it was handmade. Thank you. Ellie
I purchased one of the ""Golden Garden"" shawls. It was even more beautiful and elegant than the photograph. I will definitely purchase additional shawls and scarves in the future.
Gaithersburg, MD, USA
The Awakening and Emerald Bliss silk batik shawls are so luxurious and pretty. My mother and sister are going to go crazy over them! These shawls are the perfectly lovely, exotic, and feminine way to turn an everyday outfit into a show-stopper. What a true gift of Yuni Kristina's talent. Thank you so much!
Riverside, Ct. USA
I would have waited to send a proper thank you but I wanted you to know that I am wearing my gift as we speak. When the box arrived a few minutes ago I was intrigued because it was very hard to tell where it came from. It was so beautifully wrapped that it was really fun and exciting to open. And I absolutely love it!! I'm going to dinner with some friends in an hour and my outfit will be worked around the scarf. I don't know how you found it but it's really gorgeous and I'll wear it proudly. Thanks for remembering my birthday with this great gift. (note from my friend who I sent your scarf for her birthday) B.D.
Thank you very much for the beautiful scarves that were sent so quickly to me. I found the step by step tracking of the orders to be of a very high quality. Again thanks, I was very pleased with what was delivered!
Dear Mrs Yuni, thank you very much for the beauty you create. My two scarves and a shawl were everything I expected and more. I am honored to be your customer. Will definitely buy from you again.
I received the ""Royal Java Gree"" scarf today and am so pleased! thank you!