Batik, From Java to the World
Batik is cloth which uses the hand written wax-resist dyeing technique. Due to modern advances in the textile industry the term has also been used for fabric which incorporates the traditional batik patterns although not necessarily produced using wax resist dyeing technique. Silk batik is especially popular.
The island of Java in Indonesia is famous for its batik, hence the world batik itself derives from Javanese, especially from Yogyakarta.
Batik or fabric with the traditional batik patterns are also found in several countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Iran and Singapore. But, batik from Indonesia remained distinct from batik which from abroad. Indonesia’s batik more unique and beautiful. In Addition, UNESCO has recognized that batik is a culture that originated from Indonesia.
Based on UNESCO’s evaluation of batik has been approved to be one not of cultural heritage objects of human heritage of UNESCO. Recognition and the opening will be held on September 28, 2009 and a award will be given on October 2, 2009 in Abu Dhabi.
Batik isn’t only used for clothes, but can be used as material for the bag and shoes.
At this time, Indonesian women proudly to wear batik because it makes women look prettier and pride wearing clothes made in Indonesia. Batik clothing design also made progress because the market of batik is so large in Indonesia and abroad.