Handmade Silk Batik Shawl, "Forest Foliage"
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Luscious forest foliage caressed by tropical breezes inspires this elegant wrap. By Yuni Kristina, the shawl is crafted of shimmering silk. She stamps the batik motifs by hand.
Yuni uses traditional batik processes such as canting and stamping to create her unique designs. These techniques have been handed down for generations and are among the characteristics that distinguish the art of batik. The importance of this traditional Indonesian art was acknowledge with the 2009 inclusion of Indonesian Batik on the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Yuni Kristina has received 11 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2500 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to purchase silk, canting tools, and batik stamps.
Since joining Novica, Yuni has seen steady growth in her workshop. She now provides work to other batik artisans to help produce her range of scarves and shawls.
Yuni has seen continuous growth in her textile project. She is now able to give jobs other batik artisans in her community.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Yuni is proud to be able to educate her children and wants them to have a great future.
Yuni has three young children and provides for their care.
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"Beautiful feeling fabric"
The shawl is a lovely weight of silk, unfortunately the colours in photo are quite different from the actual item received. The shawl is only two colours, bright aqua and navy, whereas the photo shows more of an overall green colour with bits of red. Will still be able to wear it but am hesitating to buy more based on the inaccuracy of colours in photos.
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