Batik is the art of waxing a surface, usually
cloth, to make it resist dyeing, and then removing the wax,
re-waxing, re-dyeing and creating intricate patterns and designs.
Batik comes from the word “ambatik" which means
"a cloth with little dots". Batik may also originate
from the Javanese word "tritik" which describes
a resist process for dying where the patterns are reserved
on the textiles by tying and sewing areas prior to dying,
similar to tie dye techniques.
Batik is a very old form of art, and no one can really be
sure of its true origin. The samples of dye resistance patterns
of Batik can be traced back 1,500 years ago to many countries.
Although in those many countries people were using the technique
of dye resisting decoration, within the textile realm, none
have developed batik to its present day art form as the highly
developed intricate batik found on the island of Java in Indonesia.
The art of batik in Indonesia extended across the nation
along with the influences from different religion, norm, way
of life, culture, and many more, the patterns and the colors
change gradually as it spread to another region. But many
experts believe that Central Java is the place where the development
of Batik in Indonesia first begun, and later it spread to