Batik is generally known as magnificent art uses cloth as media. Batik has been known since some centuries ago. In java, Indonesia, batik can't be separated from tradition, even up to today; the production of ancient style batik is still available, even the number is decreased because the majority batik workshops prefer to create fresh styles and designs that are more market-friendly.
Batik is a combination of craft plus artwork that becomes so accepted in everything, especially in the fashion industry. Batik clothing is generally known as magnificent artwork uses cloth as media. This is also identified as the way to decorate fabric using dye and wax. Batik clothing has been well-known since several centuries ago and now it enters new chapter, especially after the fashion market accepted it as beautiful handmade. In java, Indonesia, batik can't be separated from tradition, even up to today; the production of ancient style batik is still available, even the number is decreased because the majority batik workshops prefer to create fresh styles and designs that are more market-friendly. To make batik, “pembatik” or batik artist blocks out some parts of cloth by drawing or brushing it with wax that has been cooked. After it, the fabric is dyed. The parts that are covered with wax will resist the dye and it keeps the unique color of the cloth. The process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated tens or even hundred times to create more colorful and elaborate patterns according to the patterns that are created before. After the last dyeing process is finished, the wax will be removed and it means the cloth is prepared to be made as other forms like shirts, skirts, gown or many other things. Batik could be very expensive depends on the designs and the difficulty. Each design has different meaning and sometimes it shows the origins. Batik has been admitted by UNESCO and it belongs to Indonesia only. You can find public figures from Europe and America adore batik, one of them is Nelson Mandela from South Africa and Barack Obama’s wife. Today, batik improves so well after modern batik is presented to the market. Traditional designs of batik is still created and worn by many people, but it is quite expensive than the contemporary one. The production equipment used by batik artist also more varieties based on the development of technology. The media used not only cloth but on a lot of batik workshops, there are ceramics, papers, woods, metals and a lot of other things can be used as batik media, including cars and homes. Today, pakaian batik also performs not just as traditional clothing but also other varieties. German car automaker, Mercedes has created special edition car with batik patterns on its body. Batik clothing is the one that are available easily when you visit Indonesia. There are kaos batik or t-shirts that are really loved by tourists who visit the Southeast Asian country because it costs inexpensive than other batik’s items. If you are interesting to learn more about this Indonesian artwork, you are able to follow this web site or going to Indonesia, there you will discover how batik created and why the price is so expensive.
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