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Batik - A Traditional Cloth From Java, Indonesia
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Batik  -  A Traditional Cloth From Java, Indonesia

Batik is a cloth that manually uses wax with anti-resist dye. Originally batik came from Central Java, and the word batik originates from the Javanese word tik means dot, and batik means “making a dot”.

The art of decorating cloth this way had lived for centuries.

A high quality finest batik cloth in the world, still made there in Central Java,

Javanese traditional batik has notable meaning on their pattern and color. The traditional batik only has 3 colors, brown, indigo and white, which represent 3 Hindu Gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Certain pattern can only be used by the noble Javanese family traditionally. In a Javanese ceremony we can see the royal lineage of a person from the batik they are wearing.

To make a batik, selected areas of the cloth blocked out by drawing hot wax by dots over them. Clothed than dyed and the part covered in wax resist the dye and remains the original color of the cloth. A tool called canting used to make the shape of the wax according to the pattern. Canting used by hand and make lines by dots. Usually women do this work, as it needs patience and very detailed work. This process repeats to create more colorful and elaborate design. After the last dying, the wax removed and batik is ready for wearing.

Other regions in Java has its own design and color. It normally take pattern of every day life and incorporating animals,flowers, people and nature.

Batik from the coastal cities in North Java is especially vibrant and influenced by Chinese, Dutch, Indian and Arab cultures.

Chinese influence shown in the pattern like phoenix, dragon, lotus, etc. The color is also more vivid and free with any colors.

The Dutch influence shown in the pattern as flowers bouquette, or even with a figure of a high nose person.

One place in the coast Lasem, has its batik that is totally influenced by Chinese culture. Bright right color is their unique batik called “Red of Chicken Blood”.

As for the traditional pattern from the Court of Java some are : Kawung (the oldest pattern),a four round white pattern like four leaves, Parang (Knife), a knife shape pattern , Dot pattern, the Garuda (eagle) pattern and much more.

Creating batik is really time-consuming craft. In the mid 19th century a batik copper stamp developed.

This way is more practical compare to the traditional method by hand with canting.

This copper stamp repeats all the pattern but need done properly with a certain skill too.

Batik quality now defined of how they made. Stamp batik has a much lower quality than the traditional hand-made batik.


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