Kawung, Gringsing, Ceplokan, Parang, and Prabha (nitik) were the early batiks in Central Java and East Java, emerged during the classical period of the 12-15th Century. During the pre-Islamic era (the transitional period from Hinduism to Islam), before the ulema introd...

September 3, 2016

If you read in our previous posts, we mention Canting many times. So, it is an important tool to make batik. Canting is the traditional Indonesian tool usually made of copper or metal that is used to apply wax in fine dots and lines on a cloth or fabric.

Wherever the w...

September 2, 2016

How to Make Batik Fabric at Home. 

We often heard that the process of making batik fabric is complicated and took a lot of time and works. But, is it possible to make it at home? 

Batik originally created on fabric with white background (usually made of cotton fabric). B...

September 1, 2016

In Indonesia, we can buy batik in many shopping areas. They have many kinds of Batik, from Hand-drawn Batik (Batik Tulis), Hand -stamped Batik (Batik Cap),  Combination Hand-drawn and Stamped Batik (Kombinasi Batik tulis dan cap), Print-screened with wax Batik (Batik S...

August 31, 2016

As Indonesian, we are very familiar with Batik. We can find Batik almost everywhere at the shopping area in Jakarta or moreover other cities in Indonesia. But, do we know what is batik actually means?

From Wikipedia, the definition of Batik (Javanese pronunciation: [ˈba...

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