My Southeast Asia - Part 2


We arrive with Dr. Farish in his hometown of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here he gives a talk at the Central Market on geographical borders and how nebulous they are historically as he shows a map of Southeast Asia – a batik. We continue to explore the batik and its significance to the story of Southeast Asia by travelling to the royal graveyard in Imogiri in south-central Java. Throughout this episode Dr. Farish meets with batik advocates and artisans and presents his antique collection of batik giving an explanation of the historic importance of the designs.