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Process & Care



Indonesian traditional textiles have been used as a storyteller and time marker; tales about people in their time, and the influence crossing between existing cultures. The making process of batik & tenun requires artisanal skill & time that varies from weeks to months, binding the maker to their crafts spiritually. Each line and dot is a prayer, a charm for a good life and luck.

By purchasing handcrafted batik & tenun, you are also supporting our artisans and preserving Indonesian cultural heritage. 
Here are different kinds of textiles and handmade processes that your Kasmaran piece go through:

Batik

Batik is a manually hand-drawn and hand-stamped batik technique. Amba Titik (fabric dotting) is the Javanese dyeing technique incorporated in our designs, where our textile is manually hand drawn with wax to make a unique pattern and story.

In our collections, we use hand-drawn batik, hand-stamped, and tie-dye batik from local artisans depending on their generational skill and history, for example, pesisir motive is made in coastal areas of Indonesia.

Tenun

Tenun is a manually handwoven fabric as one of the cultural heritage of Indonesia. The pattern of the weave usually tells a story of where it was made and a philosophy between humans, the creator, and natural surroundings.

We use & combine different kinds of traditional tenun from local artisans across Indonesia, like Lurik from Central Java, and Endek from Bali.




Upcycled Textiles

For upcycled collection, we create new clothes from patches or leftover fabrics that will otherwise end up in the landfill.

Upcycled items are produced individually and in limited quantity, each stock depends on the amount of leftover fabric we sourced.







Batik and other handcrafted traditional textiles are often handed down within family and generations for years to come. So it's best to treat your special piece delicately to maintain its original condition.

As our piece is traditionally made, you might observe leftover malam (wax) that was used to resist-dye our textiles. Do not worry, as it will go away after washing. A few lines, cracks, dot, or discoloration, is a sign that each of our piece is done by human hands and not machine. Slight imperfection is what made your piece unique and not identical.

How to Care

- For the first few washes, separate from other garments as colors from the dye might wash off. 

- Use cold water and gentle soap, our best recommendation is lerak (soapnut) or baby shampoo. Treat them like you treat your baby.

- Our garment is pre-washed and pre-shrinked, but it's still best to hand-wash your piece to maintain its original condition longer. If you prefer machine-wash, use the most delicate setting with cold water, and separate from other colors.

- Soak in cold water & detergent for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

- Gently squeeze to remove excess water. Do not twist.

- Hang it inside out, in the shade, to dry. Keep away from direct sunlight. Do not use dryer as it might shrink or change the texture of the garment.



Get ready to fall in love with your Kasmaran piece.