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Java Batik 22
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
15 Apr 2015

Ayunda, a local Indonesian, wearing batik in rural Java.

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Java Batik 23
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
15 Apr 2015

Ayunda, a local Indonesian, wearing batik in rural Java.

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Java Batik 24
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
15 Apr 2015

Ayunda, a local Indonesian, wearing batik in rural Java.

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Java Batik 25
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
15 Apr 2015

Ayunda, a local Indonesian, wearing batik in rural Java.

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Java Batik 26
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
15 Apr 2015

Ayunda, a local Indonesian, wearing batik in rural Java.

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Java Batik 27
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
15 Apr 2015

Ayunda, a local Indonesian, wearing batik in rural Java.

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Java Batik 28
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
15 Apr 2015

Ayunda, a local Indonesian, wearing batik in rural Java.

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Java Batik 29
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
15 Apr 2015

Ayunda, a local Indonesian, wearing batik in rural Java.

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Java Batik 30
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
15 Apr 2015

Indonesian girl wearing batik in rural Yogyakarta.

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Java Batik 01
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Making traditional batik in Yogyakarta's Special Region, Indonesia.

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Java Batik 02
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Batik clothes are put outside to dry in the heat of the sun.

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Java Batik 03
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Batik clothes are put outside to dry in the heat of the sun.

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Java Batik 04
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Batik clothes are put outside to dry in the heat of the sun.

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Java Batik 05
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Batik clothes are put outside to dry in the heat of the sun.

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Java Batik 06
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Batik clothes are put outside to dry in the heat of the sun.

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Java Batik 07
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Washing away the remains of chemical dyes.

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Java Batik 08
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Making traditional batik in Yogyakarta's Special Region, Indonesia.

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Java Batik 09
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Making traditional batik in Yogyakarta's Special Region, Indonesia.

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Java Batik 10
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

A cap saves time by allowing artisans to stamp delicate patterns onto the cloth that would otherwise take hours to draw by hand.

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Java Batik 11
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Making traditional batik in Yogyakarta's Special Region, Indonesia.

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Java Batik 12
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Washing away the remnants of chemical dye with boiling-hot water and a broom.

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Java Batik 13
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

A cap saves time by allowing artisans to stamp delicate patterns onto the cloth that would otherwise take hours to draw by hand.

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Java Batik 14
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

The caps were introduced to Indonesia by the Dutch collonists - they helped utilize the lengthy process behind creating batik and boost the working efficiency.

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Java Batik 15
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Man applies a chemical dye to the cloth using a paintbrush. He sits in the sun so that the intricate patterns can be clearly seen.

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Java Batik 16
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Man applies a chemical dye to the cloth using a paintbrush. He sits in the sun so that the intricate patterns can be clearly seen.

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Java Batik 19
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

A man shows me a picture he took of me during a break from work.

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Java Batik 19
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Making traditional batik in Yogyakarta's Special Region, Indonesia.

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Java Batik 21
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Nanook
14 Apr 2015

Making traditional batik in Yogyakarta's Special Region, Indonesia.

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Inside the World's Only Transgender I...
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
By Mahatma Putra
16 Mar 2014

March 15, 2014

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

According to its founder Maryani, the Transvestites Islamic Boarding School al-Fatah, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia is the only Islamic school, or 'madrassa', for transgenders in the world.

Called a 'Pesantren Waria' in Bahasa, the school offers students variety of Islam related courses, like 'Transgender and Islam', 'Koran Reading', and 'Shalat Praying'.
Following the making of this documentary, in March 2014, Maryani passed away after an illness. She has been succeeded as head of the madrassa by Shinta, who was previously the vice head of the school.