We finished painting, but there's still lots left to do in the spare room. Most notably, we need to buy a closet door and some new blinds. But we got one step closer to finished this weekend, having framed and hung three traditional Malay Batik paintings purchased during out Asia excursion.

Framing wasn't cheap, but then custom framing never is. I won't divulge just how much we paid to have these mounted, but the price was 50% off and it still made a sizable hole in our collective wallet.

But they did a nice job of them, stitching them to a black linen matte rather than covering the outer edges. The result is that you can see the entire painting – including the artists' signatures. And the black frame edge has a bit of cold fleck in it that goes well with the prints' yellow background.

Yes, the frames cost more than the artwork, but they look lovely, don't they?

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  1. Thanks. Yeah, we're happy with how they turned out.

  2. margotinto says:

    I like them too. I have a fabric batik from Yogya that I still haven't framed, I should get around to that. These look lovely.

  3. We have a couple of other fabric paintings – one from Indo and two from Mali – that we've collected over the years. They remain unframed, so I hear ya.

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