Vanessa Visits Mitra-Bali Fair Trade in Indonesia!

Vanessa Visits Mitra-Bali Fair Trade in Indonesia!

Two years ago, Vanessa, a Global Gifts volunteer, left the U.S. to work in the Peace Corps in Botswana. Now that her work is coming to a close, she wanted to travel to a few more places, first stopping in Indonesia! The above picture is her with Agung Alit, director and founder...

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Cool Off With an Indonesian Fan

Cool Off With an Indonesian Fan

As temperatures are soaring, we think fans are a great way to cool off, especially when picnicking outside for the 4th of July!         These fans are made using dyed bamboo frames and traditional Indonesian batik fabric. In Indonesia, hand-drawn batik is a traditional craft with a rich...

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Amazing! Customer Creates Wearable Art from Scarves

Amazing! Customer Creates Wearable Art from Scarves

Nora Store DIY Feature: Polly's on Point with this Stunning Boho-Inspired Skirt! One day in late 2015, I noticed that one of our regular customers, Polly Points, was avidly searching through our collection of Indonesian batik scarves and sarongs -- laying them out, matching and contrasting colors, pulling them into the sunlight to...

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Bloomington: Indonesian Batik

Bloomington: Indonesian Batik

These beautiful sarongs and scarves were created through the traditional Indonesian art of batiking. According to the Batik Guild, "it is not known when the batik was first made but the traditional skills were particularly well developed over hundreds of years in Central Java around Yogyakarta and Solo under the patronage of the Sultan...

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