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Meet the maestro behind all of our Gala Batik kimonos and shirts,
Mas Ta.

Working from his independent atelier in the southern region of Yogyakarta, he leads various collectives of local batik painters, working collaboratively alongside him in creating handpainted batik pieces in all forms, ranging from wood sculptures to textiles, all completely using the Indonesian wax-resist technique, known as Batik.

As an environmentalist and a painter, Mas Ta aspires to illustrate and showcase important messages through his paintings. Through the adaptation of plant dyes and his strong belief of a living culture illustrated in his work, Mas Ta continues to raise environmental awareness to the people around him.

Being born into a batik family surely didn't stop Mas Ta for rebelling out of the traditional norm. Taking a contemporary twist in the traditional wax-resist batik techniques while portraying his captivating point of view, Mas Ta found a way to express his personal interests without losing his identity of his family heritage.

The nature of our operation lets the artisans set their own prices with an extra room to advance their own entities and direct payments to them are always made with no involvements from local middlemen or organisations. 

Each and every RŪPA piece ever made is a collection of tradition, passion and craftsmanship, letting each piece tells its own story. Due to this nature, no motifs is ever the same and that makes us distinctive and unique.

Shop the collection we collaborated with Mas Ta and his collective here.