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Story Submitted by: PQ007

We are all familiar with Bali batiks, but the Indonesian batik story is far richer than we can imagine, with its roots in Chinese and Arabian motifs which are centuries old. Yes, 'batik' in Indonesia can refer not just to a process, but also to a design. Come on an Indonesian journey with Pamela Davis - she's been addicted to Indonesia, with it's incredible patchwork of cultures, ever since she began to learn the language when she turned 50! And when she found the fabrics.....!!!!! Now she even thinks Indonesian could become the new Japanese! Pamela created her quilt from one of the beautiful batik border fabrics, from the island of Java. It's a magic-squares design, made in the quilt-as-you-go manner, so you can see, it's more simple than it looks.

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