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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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Iran: Mining Red Clay in Hormuz
Hormuz, Iran
By Mehdi Nazeri
07 Jan 2015

Iran’s Hormuz Island has one of the world’s most famous red clay mines, from which ocher is extracted, and a long history in the country’s mining industry. The island is located about 18 kilometers southeast of Bandar Abbas and occupies 42 square kilometers: covered by sedimentary rock and layers of volcanic material on its surface, with vast deposits of red clay.

Hormuz’s ocher is used in at least twenty different industrial products like paint, cosmetics, tiles and ceramics, mosaics, clay and glaze pottery, and the production of industrial micronized powders, among others. Even the island’s native people used ocher for making a traditional kind of food named Souragh.

But working conditions for laborers in Hormuz’s mines are very difficult, with one of the main issues being workplace conditions and a lack of safety facilities. The mine and factory belong to a private company that, according to its miners, does not pay enough to the workers.

One miner, Ali Hashem, 40, works at the Hormuz red clay mine and moves bags containing soil to be loaded and shipped for processing. Hashem says he is paid $260 per month and that the “amount of work is not worth the low payment workers receive monthly.”

“I am going to get married,” he says, “but my income is just too low working in this mine.”

Like Hashem, ten other workers spend long hours in the mine, facing hazardous conditions.

“If I was to raise a family, how would 260 dollars cover the expenses?” he asks.

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Men going snorkelling
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
14 Oct 2013

Men going snorkelling. Many go snorkelling at this beach, one of the best in the world. Kish Island, Iran.

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Dispute on Island" Qorsayah"
egypt
By Mostafa Eissa
10 Oct 2013

Video about : Dispute over the island between the population living on this island and the Egyptian army.

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Apartments
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
05 Oct 2013

Apartments for rich Iranians are located across the island. Kish Island, Iran.

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Sunbathing
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

Man sunbathing during the hot afternoon. Kish Island, Iran.

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Iranian woman on beach
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

Coming to Kish Island is relaxing for all Iranians. Kish Island, Iran.

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Iranian woman on beach
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

Iranian women can relax more and show a bit more hair on Kish Island than on Iran mainland. Kish Island. Iran.

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Women in the sea
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

Fully covered women in the sea. There is a beach just for families on Kish Island, Iran.

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Woman swimming
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

Woman is relaxing in the sea. With the hot weather at Kish Island, the morning swim is refreshing. Kish Island, Iran.

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Couple in the sea
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

Iranian couple swimming together in the sea. Kish island, Iran.

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beach view
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

View of beach at Kish island, Iran. In 2010 the island was ranked among the world's 10 most beautiful islands in the world by New York Times.

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Harbour
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Oct 2013

Harbour for private yachts are ready for visitors, both national and international.

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reflection
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Oct 2013

Beautiful beach house close to the beach. Kish Island, Iran.

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New city
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Oct 2013

New city areas are being built on other places on the island. Kish Island, Iran.

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Fun at the beach
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Oct 2013

There are possibilities for different activities at the beach. Kish Island, Iran.