Batik as indonesian textile painting art

Batik is generally thought of as the most quintessentially Indonesian textile. Motifs of flowers, twinning plants, leaves buds, flowers, birds, butterflies, fish, insects and geometric forms are rich in symbolic association and variety; there are about three thousand recorded batik patterns.

The patterns to be dyed into the the clothe are drawn with a canting, a wooden 'pen' fitted with a reservoir for hot, liquid wax. In batik workshops, circles of women sit working at clothes draped over frames, and periodically replenish their supply of wax by dipping their canting into a central vat. Some draw directly on the the cloth from memory; others wax over faint charcoal lines.

There are some famous batik motif, such as Yogyakarta and Surakarta motif. The pictures above are some motif from Yogyakarta and Surakarta style. Just click the image to know the name of the motif. You can mix and use batik as decoration or clothes or something else. Javanese batik as one of the best painting textile art with elegance ethnic style. to be continued....