West Java to open batik academy
[The Jakarta Post]: The West Java Batik Foundation (YBJB) will establish a Batik Academy to develop and train young professional Batik makers. “The West Java Batik Academy will train batik professionals to master batik skills and be ready to work in the batik industry,” the foundation’s executive director Komaruddin Hudiya said on Tuesday as quoted by Antara news agency. The academy is scheduled to be established in 2012 with a capacity of more than 100 graduates per class. Every class will learn batik for three months and develop their own businesses. “The batik market is still promising right now, even though the booming started in 2009. We are trying to maintain the market’s gusto for batik products by developing batik motifs from various regencies,” Komaruddin said. He added that there had been 200 batik motifs in West Java that had been published in a batik motifs pocket book.