Charlee is an artist, a wonderful weaver, evolving and searching. Bruce is essentially a traveler who set out to find new worlds when he was young and has never stopped. Both share a mutual admiration for the art of Indonesian textiles- their depth, their extraordinary diversity and their beauty.
We have been travelling to Indonesia regularly for several years in search of batiks –from a small village where farming women create traditional batiks using only natural dyes, to small shops, to multistory markets filled with a bewildering variety of patterns and motifs and colours that seemed impossible to imagine, to sublime creations that can only be described as works of art. Amazingly creative and patient people.
Trains and cars and roads less travelled. And we have only scratched the surface.