Friday, December 23, 2011


Batik didgeridoo

As I mentioned in the earlier post, I would like my didgeridoo to have a Malaysian taste on it. Yes, it’s batik motif. Batik is well known in the region such as Indonesia, Malaysia and some neighboring countries. Malaysian and Indonesian batik can be easily distinguished by its motif and colour. Well, I am not a right person to elaborate more on batik. I just want to do some experiments, painting batik motif on didgeridoo. There has been discussion on the net on pro and con of Aborigines motif being done by people outside Australia. I may agree with some facts and I prefer to be on the safe site, come out with your own motif, and that will save you all the trouble.

Making background colours

A didgeridoo is a didgeridoo. No matter how it is painted, it is still a didgeridoo. A didgeridoo is a work of art, so, it will be better to produce a didgeridoo with your own motif and be known by the identity. 

Painting the motif and redo  background tones

A strip of batik motif on the didgeridoo is called ‘bunga pucuk rebung’ which means, bamboo shoot flowers. I never know that a bamboo shoot produces flowers at a very early stage. Has someone seen a bamboo shoot flowers before? My first try on making the motif does not look like a real batik at all. Anyway, I am satisfied with it for this is the best effort that could be done. The next didgeridoo produced will be painted with a better batik motif and hope to get assistance from local batik designer.

A batik motif on didgeridoo, is it batik?


  1. Saya Nak beli satu didgeridoo??

    1. ada yang untuk dijual?