Batik as indonesian painting art in Java

This is my article more about batik as painting art. Batik has a lot of function. You can use batik as clothing, unique wallet, home decoration, gift to some one you love and still much and much more. Batik can be mixed and combine with another goods or another arts with easy, because batik motif or style very dynamic also elegance.

In Java (Indonesia), there are 3 famous batik motif :
1. Batik Art from Surakarta and Yogyakarta
2. Batik Art from Pekalongan
3. Batik Art from Cirebon.

Here, the description of each batik art.

1. Batik Art from Surakarta and Yogyakarta
Batik art from Yogyakarta and Surakarta has close relation. From the history in the past, batik motif in Yogyakarta (empire / kraton) came from Surakarta (empire / kraton). So, Surakarta is the root of Yogyakarta batik motif. Generally, batik art from Surakarta and Yogyakarta use simple colour, such as :
- brown (rather red)
- black (rather blue)
- white (main colour of textile)

In traditional and classic batik from Yogyakarta and Surakarta, they use natural substance colour from root, gum, tree skin or leaves, such as : brown colour from Soga tree, dark blue colour from Nila leaves.

See the picture of Batik Art from Surakarta and Yogyakarta in here and here.