What Is Batik?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 6 years ago

    What Is Batik?

    What are the details and meaning behind Batik. Which cultures and countries are known for Batik and are there any deeper meanings behind it?

  2. joshbui profile image77
    joshbuiposted 6 years ago

    Batik is a type of textile that is created by a wax-resistant technique. Melted wax is place on a fabric, the wax is allowed to dry, then the fabric is dyed. The significant part of this process is that anywhere the wax was placed the dye can not penetrate the fabric. This process gives users the ability to create designs in textiles without having dye different yarns and weaving them in the loom. This type of fabric dying is popular in Indonesia, Africa, and other oriental countries. I'm not sure if there are any specific meanings behind the art of batik, but I am sure it varies from culture to culture. Different cultures are going to use different motifs and symbolism in their designs. One very interesting motif is the swastika. Many people see the swastika as automatically think German genocide, but the swastika actually dates back to Early Antiquity. This motif is still used in Indonesian artwork, and has shown up in several other cultures in Africa, Japan and Greece.

  3. orbansyah profile image60
    orbansyahposted 6 years ago

    Batik is the result of a craft that is done manually by craftsmen from Indonesia, there are many kinds of batik, one of them gain share of Solo, which is very famous in Indonesia.

  4. whonunuwho profile image76
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    Batik is an art and a craft that has its origin in Asian countries, and is a method using wax to cover a cloth. The wax is brushed on and then the cloth is dyed various colors. The areas covered in wax resist the dye and remain the natural material color.Many overlays may be done to create very appealing designs and delightful colors.

  5. DeanCash profile image61
    DeanCashposted 6 years ago

    Batik is a cloth that is traditionally made using a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. Batik or fabrics with the traditional batik patterns are found in  Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, China, Azerbaijan, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, and Singapore. This fabrics are made by the Javanese people, they are   an ethnic group native to the Indonesian island of Java. For more than a thousand years  the Javanese civilization has been influenced by interactions between the native animism and the Indian Hindu—Buddhist culture, including their traditions and artforms.


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