24 Facts About Batik


Batik is an Indonesian technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth.

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Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.

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Batik is an ancient art form of Indonesia made with wax resistant dye on fabrics.

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Batik is very important to Indonesians and many people wear it to formal or casual events.

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Batik is commonly used by Indonesians in various rituals, ceremonies, traditions, celebrations, and even in daily uses.

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Batik known as in Sundanese, cloth can be processed into a form of by a .

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Batik is an ancient fabric wax-resist dyeing tradition of Java, Indonesia.

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Existence of the oldest Batik activities came from Ponorogo which was still called Wengker before the 7th century, the Kingdom in Central Java learned batik from Ponorogo.

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Batik concluded that this delicate pattern could be created only by using the canting, an etching tool that holds a small reservoir of hot wax invented in Java around that time.

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Batik cap is produced from the process of dyeing a tool made of copper which has been shaped in such a way on the cloth.

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Batik painting is the result of the development of batik art.

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Batik is an ancient cultural element that is widespread in Indonesia.

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Batik is prominent in the tedak siten ceremony when a child touches the earth for the first time.

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Batik is the traditional costume of the royal and aristocratic families in Java for many centuries until now.

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Batik's was inspired to design a batik with a truntum motif shaped like a star after looking up at the clear, star-studded sky.

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Therefore, the Lasem Batik has a distinct look and is rich in Chinese and Javanese cultural subtleties.

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Sundanese or Parahyangan Batik is the term for batik from the Parahyangan region of West Java and Banten.

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Batik making in the island of Bali is relatively new, but a fast-growing industry.

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Batik has somewhat revived at the turn of the 21st century, through the efforts of Indonesian fashion designers to innovate batik by incorporating new colors, fabrics, and patterns.

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Batik had helped improve the small business local economy, batik sales in Indonesia had reached Rp 3.

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Batik is popular in the neighboring countries of Singapore and Malaysia.

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Batik is featured in the national airline uniforms of the three countries, represented by batik prints worn by flight attendants of Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Malaysian Airlines.

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Museum Batik Yogyakarta is located at Jalan Dr Sutomo 13A, Bausasran, Yogyakarta.

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Museum Batik Pekalongan is located at Jalan Jetayu No 1, Pekalongan, Central Java.

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