Batik Indonesia

Batik originated from the Javanese language "amba" which means to write and "point." The word refers to the batik cloth with a pattern produced by the "night" which is applied to the top of the cloth, so that the inclusion of a coloring material.

Batik is a craft that has a high value of art and has become part of the culture of Indonesia (particularly Java) since long. Javanese women in the past to make them in the skills to make a livelihood, so that in the past to make work is the work exclusively to women finding "Batik Cap" which allows the inclusion of men in this field


Variety Batik style and color is influenced by various foreign influences. Originally, batik has protean style and color that is limited, and some patterns may only be used by certain circles. However, coastal batik absorb various external influences, such as foreign traders and also in the end, the colonists. Bright colors such as red dipopulerkan by the Chinese, who also popularize phoenix pattern. Colonialist European nations are also taking interest to the batik, and the result is a pattern bebungaan previously unknown (such as tulip flowers) and also the things that was brought by colonists (or building horse-drawn carriage), including the colors of their favorite color as blue. Maintain the traditional batik coraknya, and is still used in traditional ceremonies, usually because each color has a symbolism of each.

Technique has been to make known since thousands of years back. There is no description of the history is quite clear about the origins of batik. It's suspected that this technique comes from the Sumerian nation, and developed in Java after brought by Indian traders. Currently, batik can be found in many countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, and Iran. In addition to Asia, batik is also very popular in some countries in the African continent. However, batik, which is very famous in the world of batik is from Indonesia, mainly from Java.

The tradition is beginning to make on the tradition from generation to generation, so that sometimes a motif can be identified originating from batik particular family. Some batik motif can indicate the status of someone. Even now, some batik motif tadisional only used by the family palace of Yogyakarta and Surakarta.

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