The History of Batik
Batik is an artistic technique of dyeing a cloth by using a wax-resist method. Wax-resist method is the most traditional away to dye or color a cloth.
This method prevents the dye from spreading on the entire cloth and so as to give a beautiful pattern or design on the cloth. Batik is regarded as the
cultural and traditional art in Indonesia. The traditional colors used for Batik are deep shades of indigo, dark brown and white which symbolize the
three main Hindu Gods. Javanese Batik, from Jog Jakarta with some particular meaning is found in countries of West Africa like Nigeria, Ghana,
Cameroon, Uganda and Mali with the true Javanese idea, and in Asia like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and
Long back, in the ancient period around 1500 years ago, the dye resist designs on the cloth were found in Egypt and the Middle East along with the
two major countries, samples are also found in Turkey, India, China, Japan and West Africa around hundreds of years ago. In the present date, Batik
is highly developed form of art found on the island of Java, Indonesia. In the 17th century, the fabrics were highly decorated with Dutch transcripts, by
it is often believed that complicated designs in Java were possible when the finely woven imported cloth that was from India to Indonesia in 1800s and
then from Europe in 1815. The similar Batik designs that were done on textiles earlier are noticed on stone statues that are beautifully sculptured on
the walls of Javanese temples like Prambanan AD 800, but then it is not yet confirmed that the cloth was Batik. These designs could be produced by
weaving techniques too. However, by the 19th century became greatly developed form of art in the cultural life of the Javanese.
There were some specific Batik designs worn by the Javanese royalty and thus it was felt that Batik was originally meant to be worn by the monarchs
of the royal Sultan's palace. The Princesses and royal women might have encouraged the finest designs of Ba