About Us

Consciously connecting consumers to Indonesian culture through the method, stories, and history of traditional batik

From the Hindu epics of the Mahabharata to the kukilo flying through seven layers of heaven, embedded in each batik motif are the Indonesian legends, folklore and histories that distinguish it as one of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

The Batik Library connects consumers with the Indonesian batik through workshops, resources and one-of-a-kind, naturally-dyed pieces that celebrates the details of the regions they represent and supports artisans with generational lineage to batik making.

Based on the traditional territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), also known as Vancouver, The Batik Library is an invitation to find your story.

Why should you select traditional Batik?

Consciously made

Naturally dyed, our textiles are safer for you, the environment, and the artisans who create them.

Artisan focused

Your purchases make a global impact, and each piece sustains the practices of local artisans and preserves it for future generations.

Meaningful expression 

By wearing one of our pieces, you make a fashion choice that preserves and celebrates Indonesian tradition and culture.

Behind The Batik Library

Bernarda Antony

Bernarda Antony

Bernarda preserves Indonesia's cultural heritage through clothing design and batik workshops.

Romila Barryman

Romila Barryman

Romila is a writer, facilitator and cyber-mystic of kejawen and Zoroastrian ancestry using storytelling as a portal and liminality as a venue.

Nasta & Joko

Nasta & Joko

Ulur Wiji aims to showcase Indonesia's ethical, eco-friendly, and culturally rich batik, highlighting the value of local products and empowering local wisdom.