My name is Desak Nyoman Parwati and I was born in Bali in 1972. I learned how to make batik from Desak Putu Nithi, in 1989. When I worked with her, she taught me many things about textiles and hand-painting batik. I liked her dedication to her work and her concern for the people working with her. On March 5, 2000, I started my own art workshop.<br><br> I create various kind of dresses from hand-painted batik textiles. I get the inspiration from the model magazines. I take some designs I like from magazines and adapt them to the Indonesian culture. I work with rayon, cotton, linen, and crinkle cloth to make dresses, sarongs, yoga pants and robes. I also create wall hangings in batik.<br><br>I have built my career step by step. I started by asking my neighbors to come to my place to look at my collection and place orders if they liked one of my designs. Now, there's so much to do I need the help of several assistants! High thanks to you for promoting artists to the whole world, especially artists from Bali.