How to make the Indonesian cloth, Batik
26 September 2012 Last updated at 00:09 BST
The Indonesian cloth batik has gone from being used in traditional ceremonial costumes to mainstream fashion items.
Following batik's soaring popularity, other types of Indonesian cloths have also become a fashionable.
Josephine Komara, better known as Obin, is Indonesia's most prominent cloth-maker who uses batik as one of her hand-made techniques.
She showed BBC News some of the skills that have been passed down by generations of Javanese women.
Video journalist: Alice Budisatrijo