Batik culture From Indonesian - Batik is a craft that has high artistic value and has become part of the culture of Indonesia (especially Java) for a long time. Javanese women in the past made their skills in batik for a living, so in the past, batik work is exclusively women's work until the invention of "Batik Cap" which allows the entry of men into this field. There are some exceptions to this phenomenon, namely the coastal batik masculine lines as can be seen in shades of "Mega Clouds", which in some coastal areas batik work is common for men.

Batik tradition was originally a hereditary tradition, so sometimes a recognizable motif batik comes from a particular family. Some batik may indicate the status of a person. Even today, some batik motif traditional only used by the royal family of Yogyakarta and Surakarta.Cirebon batik patterned sea creatures.


Batik is the ancestral heritage of Indonesia (Java), which is still there. Batik is also first introduced to the world by President Suharto, who at that time wore batik at the UN Conference.Batik is used to wrap around the body by the dancers dance palace Bedhoyo Ketawang in Java.Batik.

Variety style and color Batik influenced by various foreign influences. Originally, batik has a variety of patterns and colors are limited, and some patterns may only be used by certain circles. However, coastal batik absorbs various external influences, such as foreign traders and also in the end, the invaders. Bright colors like red popularized by the Chinese, who also popularized the phoenix pattern. European colonizing nations also take an interest in batik, and the result is a pattern flower previously unknown (such as tulips) and also objects taken by the invaders (the building or carriage), including their favorite colors like blue. Retain traditional batik coraknya, and is still used in traditional ceremonies, because usually each style has a representation of each Way of making.

Batik was originally made on material with white color made of cotton cloth called. Today the batik is also made on other materials such as silk, polyester, rayon and other synthetic materials. Batik motifs formed with a liquid wax using a tool called a canting for subtle motifs, or brush for large motifs so that the liquid wax to seep into the fabric fibers. Fabrics that have been painted with wax and then dyed to the desired color, usually starting from light colors. Immersion then is taken to another motif with color or black older. After some time, the coloring process, which has batik cloth dipped in chemicals to dissolve the wax.Type batikManufacture of batikAccording engineering

Batik is decorated with fabric textures and patterns by hand. Batik making this type takes approximately 2-3 months.

Batik cap is decorated with fabric textures and patterns created by the cap (usually made of copper). Batik-making process of this type takes approximately 2-3 days.

Batik painting is the process of making batik is a direct way to paint on a white cloth.
According to the origin of manufacture
Batik Jawa

An artistic heritage, the people of Indonesia, especially Java Javanese controlled from hereditary. Javanese Batik motifs have different. This motif is the common difference because motives that have meaning, that is not just an image but implies that they can from their ancestors, the animist religion, dynamism or Hindu and Buddhist. Javanese batik developed in many areas Solo or commonly referred to as Solo batik.


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