Batik, Indonesian art of textile

Even if the batik is found in several regions of the world, like India, Malaysia or some Middle East countries, the Indonesians have raised this textile process to its quintessence by their very artistic approach.
The pride of Indonesians to wear batik till the present days has preserved this art of textile
In addition they have continued the manufacturing with traditional designs but also young Indonesian artists are creating new motifs. .


Young Indonesian woman drawings batik motifs with hot wax. ©SAS Web

The beauty of Batik is a tribute to the patience, creativity of the woman of Java, the main island of Indonesia. Credit should be also given to men who prepare the cloth and handle the dyeing and finishing process.

Indonesian Batik is made in several regions, but the center of the art is Central Java, in cities like Yogyakarta, Solo, Cirebon, Pekalongan and Indramayu.

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Example of Indonesian Batik pattern made in Yogyakarta, which includes flowers and butterflies ©SAS Web

Batik is generally thought of as the most quintessentially Indonesian textile. Motifs of flowers, twinning plants, leaves buds, flowers, birds, butterflies, fish, insects and geometric forms are rich in symbolic association and variety; there are about three thousand recorded batik patterns.

 

VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE BATIK

 

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