- HOSHINOYA Bali
Introducing “Batik Saya” in HOSHINOYA Bali
- HOSHINOYA Bali
On February 1st, 2020, HOSHINOYA Bali (located in Bali, Indonesia) will begin offering the activity Batik Saya, where participants can create the traditional “batik” of Indonesia. Batik Saya is Indonesian for “My Batik.” Using sheet copper made by HOSHINOYA Bali, guests will apply the wax by hand, to create their own unique batik. The staff will also explain the history and cultural background behind the art of batik, so visitors can deepen their understanding of the traditional Indonesian batik.
Batik is a special type of fabric from Indonesia, made by covering parts of the cloth in wax to shield them before dyeing, to create a pattern. Recognizing its social and cultural significance to Indonesia, in 2009 UNESCO named batik an Intangible Cultural Heritage*1. The traditional art of batik is still commonly practiced in Indonesian society, and can be seen in everything from formal wear for weddings and religious ceremonies, to business suits and even casual clothing worn by teenagers. Many Indonesians also have their own “batik saya,” whether it’s a sarong, shirt, skirt, or something else. In addition, Friday is known as Batik Friday, and there is a custom of wearing batik clothing to school or work, so batik is something Indonesians are very familiar with. Through this activity, HOSHINOYA Bali wants guests to be able to experience Indonesia’s traditional culture by creating their own unique batik, so they named it using the Indonesian phrase, “Batik Saya.”
“Batik Saya” at a glance
Duration: Year round from February 1st, 2020
Fee: Rp650,000/person (excl. tax + service fees and accommodation cost)
Booking: Book through the official website (https://hoshinoya.com/bali/en/) no later than the day before
Hours: 3 pm – 6 pm
Who can participate: Hotel guests only
Capacity: One group per day (1 – 2 people per group)
*Available food and drink subject to change depending on inventory conditions.
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