to me is a very talented individual with discriminating taste and a passion of preserving the Indonesian heritage. I just adore his work and craftsmanship on how he preserves the Indonesian heritage of weaving, embroidery and batik into the most alluring and exquisite pieces of cloth.I am one of his biggest fans, since I just can never resist his masterpieces.
Simon loves to use the special silk material that is known as Bombixmory. His passion for raw silk material led him to develop other silk materials such as wild silk known as Attacus and Criculla, the latest being the silk worms that are being fed cashew fruit leaves.
He cleverly, incorporated the Indonesian batik, his beautiful embroidery and Japanese touches on his beautifully woven cloths.He reserved one of these cloths for me, and I fell in love his black woven shawl with beige cranes that were batiked and embroidered on. GORGEOUS! Love the fact that it is modern yet still breathe culture and ethnic that is edgy and yes it is BATIK.Below is my picture with Simon, and in my hand is my Japanese Crane batik.