Category Archives: About Batik

Caring Batik

If the material is in a good condition (no stain) it should be washed and rinsed using clean water about 3-5 times. On the contrary, if it is stained, it should be washed by using a liquid shampoo (a tablespoon for 3 liter) and then, dip it. Please don’t rub when washing and don’t use […]

Solo Batik and Yogyakarta Batik

[frame src=”” link=”” target=”_self” alt=”petilan semen rante” align=”none” prettyphoto=”false”]It became spread out especially in Java, around 17th, 18th, 19th centuries. For the first time, it has just served as a hobby for the castle family. Next, it was used as a trade commodity in society. Solo batik was famous of its design and traditional pattern […]

Batik Pekalongan

On the border of North Java, batik is called “batik pesisiran”. Historically, there are three types of batik pekalongan. The first ones, is local batik. It is made by using local style. The pattern doesn’t refer to princes’ rule, but it takes market progress by using the product sold out quickly. [frame src=”” link=”” target=”_self” […]

Batik Development At Other Cities

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[frame src=”” link=”” target=”_self” alt=”Batik Banyumas” title=”Batik Banyumas” align=”right” prettyphoto=”false”]After war in 1830, Dipenogoro’s companions presented batik in Sokaraja -batik center in Banyumas and the place where Najendra, one of Diponegoro’s companion improved dip batik- the unbleached plain cloth used was self weaving product and the dye used was tom tree, pace tree and bengkudu […]

Batik Tools

Although the art form of batik is very intricate, the tools that are used are still very simple. The canting, believed to be a purely Javanese invention, is a small thin wall spouted copper container (sometimes called a wax pen) that is connected to a short bamboo handle. Normally it is approximately 11 cm. in […]

Batik Design

Although there are thousands of different batik designs, particular designs have traditionally been associated with traditional festivals and specific religious ceremonies. Previously, it was thought that certain cloth had mystical powers to ward off ill fortune, while other pieces could bring good luck. Certain batik designs are reserved for brides and bridegrooms as well as […]

Batik in Majapahit Kingdom Period

[frame src=”” link=”” target=”_self” alt=”gajahmada” align=”right” prettyphoto=”false”]Batik -which has been a culture in Majapahit- could be found at Mojokerto and Tulungagung. Mojokerto was a region related to Majapahit. At Tulungagung, we could find many heritages and stories. Once upon a time, it happen the fight between Majapahit and the ruler of Tulungagung, Adipati Karanglewas. He […]

Batik History

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[frame src=”” link=”” target=”_self” alt=”EnteranceofMajapahitKingdom” align=”right” prettyphoto=”false”]It has a close relation with Majapahit Kingdom development and Islamic spreading in java. In many cases, most of batik development occurred in Mataram period, Solo and Yogyakarta Kingdom. Therefore, it has been known since the period of Majapahit Kingdom and it keep on improving for the next kings. […]

Batik Definition

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What is Batik? Batik is one way of traditionally made using a handmade wax-resist dyeing technique Cloth The term batik, it self, comes from titik in indonesia. It means a little point or drop. Based on Java term, it comes from “ambatik”. Amba refers to write and the suffix “tik” refers to little point or […]