This beautiful fabric is called Tenun Lurik

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This beautiful fabric is called Tenun Lurik ... I discovered it at the *Kraton or Keraton, the palace of the Sultan in Yogyakarta in April 2016, on a day trip from Solo, and my first visit to Central Java.  I couldn’t but notice the handsome striped shirts worn by the palace courtiers at the Kraton and I was later to learn that the simple, hand-woven fabric Continue Reading

Say Hello to Ibu Retno Hapsari of Jakarta-based Yayasan – XSProject

Jakarta is full of good people doing good things. People who, when confronted with adverse circumstances do not look away but instead say, ‘What can I do to make a difference’. In today’s A Journey Bespoke blog post we meet one such person. Ibu Retno Hapsari, Manager of Jakarta-based *yayasan XSProject, positively impacts on the lives of many of Jakarta's Continue Reading

Spotlight on our favourite South Jakarta Streets

Streets

What are you up to this weekend? We are coming to the middle weekend of the school holidays for our kids in Jakarta. It's been great to jump out of the regular school-day routines this week, reconnect with each other and recharge. For those of you who celebrated Easter last weekend, we hope you had a great day! Here are a few links to our 'Street Continue Reading

A street artist named DARBOTZ

If you live in or around Jakarta, no doubt you’ve seen examples of street art like this pictured above. With bold and striking features, most often painted in monochrome and regularly featuring the iconic circular Squid Monster (*Cumi-Cumi) symbol, the artwork of Jakarta- based street artist, Darbotz is some of this city’s most recognisable urban Continue Reading