The Indonesian method of printing textile

Batik is one of the Indonesian method of printing textile. This is a modern and cool way to dress up. Batik, is something different and it matches all styles and fashion.

The word comes from the Javanese word "amba", meaning ”to write”, and the Indonesian word for dot or point, "titik".


The technique is thought to be over a thousand years old, and historical evidence demonstrates that cloth decorated with this resist technique was in use in the early centuries AD in Africa, the Middle East, and in several places in Asia.

A design is made on the fabric by coating it with wax to repel dye. The cloth is then dipped in dye after which the wax is removed so the design appears in the original color of the cloth.

Often, this process is repeated for a number of colours to complete the desired design.

 

Photos: Examples of batik


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