BATIK is an Art
came from Javanese term "nitik" or making dots to form
motifs on a piece of textile.
itself is a term of textile coloring process using wax resist
technique consists of several steps including: Nembok, Mbironi,
patterns are drawn on a fabric using a small tool called canting,
a wooden or bamboo pen with liquid wax container in the end.
such never-ending process in batik making the price of a piece of
batik is very costly. The more complicated pattern or motif in
batik cause the longer the process will take and the price will
higher as consequence.
that reason batik instead of drawing a pattern on textile by hand
then the pattern been made by using a stamp, a piece of pattern
consist of thinly sliced bronze formed in certain batik pattern.
Then the textile will experience the same technique of coloring
process. As a matter of fact the making of this stamp is art of
its kind since several slice of bronze are meticulously placed
that required highly skilled person to be able to do so.
the same reason and to make batik in a massive quantity and
affordable price for the even more larger market, in modern day
batik is made by machine to cut the process.