Rieke Indriyanti was born and raised in Indonesia. In 2019, she moved to Canada and is currently living in South Surrey BC. Her passion in ethnic fashion makes her work with Indonesian Artisan who make handmade batik fabric, batik silk and woven textiles. Batik is an Indonesian technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth or silk with a traditional tool called “Canting”. This ancient technique originated from different places in Indonesia and Rieke gets her batik collections from West Java, called “Batik Cirebon”.
Not only does she have a passion for Batik fabric, Rieke also loves the Indonesian woven textiles. Indonesian weaving fabric and as they call it “Kain Ikat” or “Kain Tenun” which is an art of the Indonesians, making a textile by weaving different colors of threads by old technology and traditional man-powered machines. She collects the woven blankets and outer wears from the most famous of areas in Indonesia that are known to produce these beautiful art pieces such as Sumba, Toraja, Lombok, Flores and many more. Her mission is to introduce this beautiful traditional method of batik, woven fabric, and silk to the world, especially in Canada, also to preserve Indonesian batik and woven artisan culture.