Batik is an art and a fashion. Batik is one of Indonesia’s ancient traditions. The word batik is originally from the Javanese tik, meaning “to dot”. It is made either by drawing dots and lines, with wax, using a tool called a canting, or it can also be made by printing with a copper stamp. The batik of Indonesia is the most well-known.
Nowadays some fashion designers have introduced batik into the world fashion scene, both in traditional and modern ways. Not only is Batik used in clothing, it also can be used as home furnishings such as bed covers, cushions, tablecloths, etc.
Personally, I am not a huge batik person. I like batik, I have batik cushions and even a clutch, but I don’t own many batik dresses, skirts, or kebaya (Indonesian traditional dress for women). I prefer modern batik and with colorful designs, such as batik Pekalongan.
Here are some of the batik styles that I love. How about you, do you like batik?
Pictures are from Pinterest and Google images.