2013 Competition

The 21st century will be an era of confluence and fusion between cultures. This is a perfect time for the rich heritage of Indonesian batik to meet American contemporary designs.

Ambassador Dr. Dino Patti Djalal



Three winners of American Batik Design Competition, consisting of Christiane Grauert, an Associate Professor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Donna Backues, a Philadelphia based artist, and Anica Buckson, a fashion design student at the Rhode Island School of Design, visited Indonesia on 11 - 25 January 2014 for the Two Week Batik Tour Prize. They visited cities and places like Jakarta, Cirebon, Pekalongan, Solo, Yogyakarta and Bali. The tour was organized by the Embassy in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the United States Indonesia Society (USINDO).

While in Indonesia, the winners had the opportunity to see up close, not only the development and the trend of batik industry, arts and crafts, and various batik motifs from various regions, but also to experience the culture, the food, interact with the people and learn about Indonesian history.

Click view to read more about their general impressions about Indonesia and the batik tour experience.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Indonesian Batik Workshop for Art Teachers

This workshop will equip Art Teachers and Educators with the knowledge, philosophy and techniques of Indonesian Batik as one of art learning references. The workshop will be held on 1-2 April 2013 at The Embassy of Indonesia, and for registration please go to: http://workshopbatik-eorg.eventbrite.com/ .

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Indonesian Batik Tour 2012

The three winners of 2011 American Batik Design Competition went to Indonesia on February 18th until March 5th, 2012 for the Two Week Batik Tour Prize. They traveled to Jakarta, Solo, Pekalongan, Yogyakarta, Bali and Makassar, to see and witness how batik is celebrated in Indonesia.


2011 Notes



Initiated by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States, Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, the first American Batik Design Competition was a great success. Held throughout year 2011, for Indonesia, this was the first time a batik design competition organized in a foreign country. The Competition was intended as a creative way to introduce and internationalize batik to the world, and to encourage the acculturation of Indonesia’s Batik into American cultural diversity.


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Video Winners Ceremony - American Batik Design Competition

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The American Batik Design Competition winners ceremony took place at The Palace Hotel, San Francisco