Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most well-known batik fabrics. Many of its islands have motifs of their own— celebrating the local flora, fauna and folklore.
'Parang' is an ancient motif from the island of Java.
There are a sea of stories about the origins of 'parang'. Some say the design was created hundreds of years ago by Sultan Agung of Mataram while meditating on the Southern coast of Java. While tide up in its beauty, his inspiration came from the stream of waves continuously crashing up against the rocks.
And this continuous diagonal design has been making waves throughout Indonesia ever since.
So we wanted to make shore to share a piece of 'parang' with you too...
Here’s to taking an extra moment to sea life’s beauty and to feeling good—because after all it’s Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
PS. We are current’ly releasing a few more fabrics to celebrate the arrival of a new spring sea’son!
Photos: Scenes of Indonesia by Traveler Jack.
Hey Toters, what’s Athen-in’?
Back in 2019, travelers Eileen and Lesley visited Athens, Greece. They loved it so much that they wanted to encourage you to visit “the city of the violet crown” someday too. If you ever get the chance to go to Athens,
…you Odyssey the Porch of the Caryatids on the north side of the Acropolis
Traveler Tim Gibson loves seeing new parts of the world. His latest ventures took him to the southwest of France.
From visiting his nephew high in the Pyrenees, to enjoying the glorious mountain views of the region, and to partaking in the spectacular French cuisine.
"Singapore is a country where old and new exist side-by-side.
From walking downtown through the streets lined with gleaming skyscrapers, to stumbling upon temples that are over a hundred years old, and to discovering a carefully preserved city block of traditional shop-fronts that date back to colonial days.