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Fabrics of Indonesia: Part 2

— Introduction by Kelly Fitzgerald — Last year, Indonesiaful published the first-ever edition of Fabrics of Indonesia. This year, we would like to showcase this unique part of Indonesia’s cultural heritage once again by featuring the 2015-2016 ETAs. Whether it be batik, cual, or any other local variation, fabrics in Indonesia can have many meanings.…

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Keep Kalimantan Beautiful! The Environment and Creative Expression Combined

— By Bianca Rajan — Thanks to American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF), ETAs placed on the island of Kalimantan were given the opportunity to assist their students in expressing their appreciation of Kalimantan’s environment through art. Take a look at the exhibits, tree-planting, and art produced by our students from Pontianak, Palangkaraya and Banjarmasin, (West, Central,…

Emily Masters, placed in Palangkaraya, wearing an official SMAN 5 Palangkaraya batik.

Fabrics of Indonesia

– By Christopher Linnan –  – Introduction by Katy Rennenkampf – Indonesia’s many local cultures seem united by a love of all things colorful, most notably, colorful fabrics. From island to island you can find many different patterns, colors, and methods, each with a distinct meaning and history. Although Indonesia is most famous for its…