What is the characteristics of Indonesian batik design?
In traditional Solo batik, the wax is scraped off from areas which are to be dyed brown. This results in the characteristic “fuzzy” color of Solonese batik. On the North Coast of Java, the first wax is boiled out and the waxing process starts over again. This results in designs with clearer definition.
What is the two main types of batik?
There are two main types of batik in Malaysia today; hand-painted and block printed. These types differ in production techniques, motif and aesthetic expression, and are often classified according to the tool that has been used.
Why is batik so special?
How is batik unique from other cloths? It is crafted in a way such that it has to undergo the delicate and repeated process of waxing dyeing and boiling. As wax works as a colour blocker in the colouring process, it will be used to cover every part of the fabric that does not want to be stained with colours.
What batik means?
The batik motif symbolizes the ‘Fragrant Ray of Life’ and endows the wearer with elegance. Some types and variations of batik will be found through out Indonesia, based on Steelyana and Patriana (2010). There are many types of batik as follow. Javanese kraton (court) Batik is the oldest batik tradition known in Java.