September 21, 2007

Kraf Day...

We decided to take a field trip to the "Institut Kraf Negara" (the National Craft Institute) the other day. We were hoping to buy some batik cloth pieces- for cheap! Turns out they only sell the items the students learn to make in November at their graduation...but it's sold "at cost" so we've marked our calendars to go back then...

The students are there for 3 years studying a particular traditional handi-craft. The school was amazing and the things the students make are incredible. Take a look!
That's a REAL anvil...like a "Coyote and Roadrunner Acme Anvil" anvil...cool...She weaved all of that, thread by thread...This is how they apply the wax to make "batik"... how cool!And here's an almost finished batik piece...We call 'dibs' on this one come November!!These girls from the "Rattan School" made me a little souvenir butterfly! Yay what a fun day at the Kraf Institut...

4 comments:

The Agarwals said...

What a fun experience! I love that swing Anthony is relaxin' on!! Do they ship overseas?!

Mama D. said...

Way cool!! Too bad that swing won't fit in your "yard." Looks like Anthony has a real appreciation for rattan. LOL The workmanship is amazing!
Love you guys bunches!
Mama

Cara said...

Dat Kraf stuff is coo! I am lovin the beautiful "artesanias" (at least that's what they're called in Latin American...)

SouthAsiaRocks said...

that swing would make a kickin' swing to relax with the baby in :) You should totally get it :) That looks like a really cool place :) Awesome :)