A loan of $300 helped to invest in the purchase of wood and wax, in order to increase production.


Handaru's story

Handaru is an Indonesian artisan who specializes in Javanase batik art. He would like to invest in the purchase of wood and wax, in order to increase production.

Handaru has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story:

"I come from a region renowned for batik artistry. I transfer traditional textile batik techniques to wood. I specialize in Indonesian batik ornaments, but focus more in the classic styles of Yogya and Solo. The color I use is 'sogan,' or brown, a trademark of the Yogya-Solo style."

"I want to add new designs to my collection, and this microcredit will make it possible for me to carry out my plan. I want to make batik become more familiar to all the people in the world, not only in Indonesia, and I hope they come to appreciate batik as an ancient art form that will sustain and grow in time. Thanks for supporting me and my project, and for loving Javanese batik. This microcredit will go toward the preservation of the batik legacy for the world."

Use the link below to view Handaru's handcrafted batik art on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/1572



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