What is batik used for?
Batik is a decorative art form used on fabric.
How it's done
- A design is painted on untreated fabric using melted wax as a "resist" and the fabric is then dyed.
- If multiple colours are required, more wax is added and the fabric is re-dyed. This can be done many times for a multi-coloured fabric, starting with the lightest colours and dyeing darker colours over them.
- Finally the fabric is heated, to remove the wax and laundered, sometimes more than once before the fabric is made into clothing and/or decorative items.
so many... batik is differentiated by the location where it came from, some places in Indonesia that produce batik such as : Cirebon, Solo, Garut, Madura. All of those places are located in Java. So, for the batik produced in solo we called it batik Solo, etc. Each place has their own batik pattern as their signature, so just by looking at the pattern we can tell where the batik came from. Hope the info…
Batik methods originated in Indonesia. Melted (Javanese: malam)wax is applied to cloth before being dipped in dye. It is common for people to use a mixture of beeswax and parrafin. The beeswax will hold to the fabric and the paraffin wax will allow cracking, which is a characteristic of batik. Wherever the wax has seeped through the fabric, the dye will not penetrate. Sometimes several colours are used, with a series of dyeing, drying and…