Batik being made
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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