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ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles

Talk: A study of Indonesian stitch resist dyeing with Bintan Titisari

Bintan Titisari

Bintan Titisari

Researcher and designer Bintan Titisari presents: A study of Indonesian stitch resist dyeing.

Stitch resist dyeing is a long established practice in Indonesia, from the Sasirangan cloth produced in South Kalimantan province and Pelangi cloth in South Sumatra province, to the Jumputan cloth in the special region of Yogyakarta province.

Titisari will discuss her research into the technologies and organisational approaches underpinning traditional stitch resist production, offering new perspectives on the characteristics of stitch resist dyeing in Indonesia. She will share her findings and her work towards cultural sustainability, including new techniques and systems that can sustain, strengthen and revitalise the craft.

Free, book via Eventbrite. All welcome.
Location: Please note that the talk takes place at M&S Company Archive, Michael Marks Building, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT (sat nav LS2 9LP).

The talk will be followed by a late opening of our exhibition Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures at ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles from 5pm–7pm. Refreshments served.

Part of Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures exhibition programme. In partnership with M&S Company Archive. Supported by SDC North of England Region – University of Leeds Student Section.






Bintan Titisari is a Ph.D. student at the School of Design, University of Leeds currently working in the revitalisation of Indonesian textile technique: stitch resist dyeing. She is observing the practice of stitch resist dyeing among Indonesian craft-makers and explore an alternative methodology to revitalise the technique based on cultural aspects perspective as her case study. Before starting her Ph.D., she has been teaching in Textile Design, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia for five years and currently on a study leaves. She thought a four classes: Resist Dyeing (Batik and Tie-Dye), Fashion Research, Textile Surface Design, and Image Analysis.

In a practice field, she has more than eight year experiences as a textile and fashion designer. She established a local fashion brand, BTARI, in Indonesia which specialised in bags and accessories. She also involved in many commissioned works, private or government sector, producing customized textile or craft designs. Along with Indonesian ministry of trade or economic creative, Bintan Titisari had contributed her works and ideas to support the Indonesian craft-makers in design and technical aspects. For more info, visit

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