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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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Bangladesh weaving 02
South Rupshi
By Karim + Jenny
10 Apr 2015

Mizanur, a weaver from South Rupshi outside Dhaka, working on a jamdani scarf. Jamdani is an age-old tradition, which saw its heydays during the era of Mughal rule. It was declining for a long time but is seeing a revival today.

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Kurds Celebrate Nowruz in Turkey
Turkey, Diyarbakir
By Omar Al Khani
24 Mar 2015

Thousands of Kurds celebrate Kurdish New Years (Nowruz) in the city of Diyarbakir, in eastern Turkey. An ancient Persian tradition, Nowruz is the biggest holiday in the Kurdish calendar and this year it took on a particularly strong political tone in light of the nearby conflicts in Syria.

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Kurds Celebrate Nowruz 01
Diyarbakir, Turkey
By Omar Al Khani
21 Mar 2015

A huge gathering of Kurds celebrating the Nowruz holiday.

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Kurds Celebrate Nowruz 03
Diyarbakir, Turkey
By Omar Al Khani
21 Mar 2015

Kurds raise the flags of Kurdish political parties, including the outlawed PKK or Kurdistan Workers Party, as they celebrate Nowruz holiday.

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Kurds Celebrate Nowruz 04
Diyarbakir, Turkey
By Yasmin.m
21 Mar 2015

Kurds raise the flags of Kurdish political parties, including the outlawed PKK or Kurdistan Workers Party, as they celebrate Nowruz holiday.

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Kurds Celebrate Nowruz 05
Diyarbakir, Turkey
By Omar Al Khani
21 Mar 2015

A celebration attendee uses umbrella to protect from the rain.

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Kurds Celebrate Nowruz 06
Diyarbakir, Turkey
By Omar Al Khani
21 Mar 2015

A flame of fire during the celebration of Nowruz holiday.

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Kurds Celebrate Nowruz 07
Diyarbakir, Turkey
By Omar Al Khani
21 Mar 2015

A Kurdish woman waves a flag during the Nowruz celebration in Diyarbakir, Turkey.