Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Something Old for Aluf's Batik Collection

I don't know what it is that makes me go crazy about everything old. Sometimes I think I much prefer used & vintage stuff than brand new shiny ones. (Except maybe shoes. I find it a bit gross to wear somebody's old pairs of shoes) Even if they're not really antique or vintage, but has an old, worn out look, I find myself drawn to them more.

 Maybe that's why I like Batik Lawasan the most, among all different types of Batik in Indonesia. I LOVE the faded colors, the classic motifs and worn out fabric of authentic batik lawasan (there are many "new" batik dyed in such a way to make it look like lawasan nowadays). I also love imagining the stories behind these batik. Who the owners were, where they lived, what kind of life they lived, what they used the fabric for (on her wedding day? to carry her precious baby and protect her from the cold night air?).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Moving Up

I'm gearing up for the big move, which will happen on Friday. Some of my belongings are already packed in boxes and some of those boxes have already been sent to the new house. Which isn't really a new house because it's our family house which I lived in for a year in 2008 - 2009.

But there is still a lot more packing to do, especially clothes and little knickknacks. I'm supposed to be doing that right this minute, but here I am, writing this instead. And then, there is some goodbyes to do and I've never really been good at that.