December 2020 – Second article in magazine ‘Tribale Kunst’

This second part, for part one read more here, is mostly about the Batiks donated by Dr. Elie van Rijckevorsel to the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam (NL). It was great to learn more about Van Rijckevorsel in connection to the pieces he collected during his travels. And also to highlight this collection since some pieces are on display for the first time again after a long time. The Wereldmuseum is currently close, but the Batiks are shown in the semi-permanent exhibition so they will be there luckily a bit longer.

The magazine is only available for members of ‘Tribale Kunst’, you can see the magazine on their website If you would like to read my article, send me email at to request it as a PDF. Soon the third and final part will be publish. And I am working on getting all of them published in English!