Batik is a traditional cloth made using the wax-resist dyeing technique. The fabric is found in various countries but the art of batik has been developed to the highest standard in the island of Jawa in Indonesia. The batik of Indonesia is designated by UNECSO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.
We work hand-in-hand with family-owned workshops in central Jawa to create Anmako original batik. These workshops have been honing their craft for generations and have each developed its own dye, technique and style. As such when discussing our ideas and requests with each workshop's artist, they are given the freedom to create and alter them according to their own methods and artistic sensibilities. Often the end product is completely different from what we started with, but that is the joy of working with these artists and what makes Batik such an unique and interesting form of art.
The colourful cotton prints used for Anmako Classic are made in textile factories in Kyoto and Shizuoka, Japan. Both of them have over 100 years of history. Equipped with the rich experiences and the latest technologies, their quality fabrics have been highly sought by Japanese fashion labels. The refined texture of the fabric and the crisp and clean prints show the marks of Japanese delicateness and precision or of “Japan quality”.