Batik by Yuko Nakata
Batik by Yuko Nakata. Batik – a technique of wax resist dyeing of fabric (silk, cotton, wool) is an ancient art form. Batik making tradition exists in many countries – China, India, Nigeria, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Philippines, but the batik of Indonesia made in the island of Java, is the most well-known. Indonesian batik has a long history of acculturation, influenced by a variety of cultures. It is the most developed in patterns, technique, and the quality. On October 2009, UNESCO recognized Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Japanese artist Yuko Nakata studied traditional drawing skills of batik in Indonesia (Bali), the birthplace of this form of art. Having mastered the art, she became the author of many books on batik, winner of numerous prizes and awards, and the instructor of Indonesian batik in Sapporo, Japan.
Talented artist Yuko Nakata was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. She graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts Junior College, graphic design program in Tokyo. For 13 years she worked as a graphic designer in an advertising campaign. Yuko Nakata visited Indonesia for the first time in 1977 and has since started collecting batik fabric and batik pictures. In she 1999, began to study the traditional skills of drawing batik in Bali. Then became a freelance illustrator. She studied traditional drawing skills of batik in Indonesia (Bali), the birthplace of this form of art.