Photo Essay

Indonesian Batik Christmas Tree

Indonesian Batik Christmas Tree

Batik is a traditional textile of Indonesian origin. There are 2 types of batik: Batik Tulis (Handmade Batik) and Batik Printing. Handmade Batik is quiet expensive especially when they made on silk.

Inspired by his interest on geometry Fr. Yandhie, CDD, who assigned by his congregation to work in Bali, designed this beautiful and stunning Indonesian Batik Christmas Tree.

The height of the tree is: 650 cm, and the width is: 750 cm

It consisted of 121 beehive elements, amazingly it can be finished only in: 7 days (16 to 23 December 2010)

The material used for making the idea comes true: 170 m of chicken wire-net, 25 kg wire, 200m of welding wire, 10m bamboo, 60m of Batik, and 55m ice light to lit the trees.

Fr. Yandhie, CDD was helped by about 35 people from Social Community called Sabaro and the employees of the Rumah Khalwat Tegaljaya to make the Christmas Tree.

If you are in Bali, you will have a chance to see it yourself. This unique Batik Christmas tree is located at Rumah Khalwat Tegal Jaya, jln. Kubu Gunung 888, Dalung - Kuta Utara, Bali.

I am so happy to get a chance to take several pictures of this unique Christmas Tree. Unfortunately, I did not bring the head that connect my tripod to the camera. What a silly, I could not use the tripod :(.


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