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Batik Yogyakarta - Indonesian Heritage belongs to the World

By Dedy Indrawan Subscribe to RSS | December 22nd 2011 | Views:
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Indonesia recognized batik since several centuries ago. At that time, batik was specially produced for royal families and it was shaped inside the palace’s wall. There were exclusive people who pointed to make batik clothing and the patterns they made were decided by the families of sultan or emperor. During the time, batik clothing was brought outside the palace’s wall. Ordinary people started to know and worn it even with different patterns. Little by little but sure, more people loved batik cloth and they got an idea to build workshop and produced batik for the common people. That was the start line made batik clothes accepted among the people.

Nowadays, batik has been admitted by UNESCO as Indonesian heritage, which means that batik is only available and coming from Indonesia. But, it has reached worldwide market because foreign people, especially who visited the archipelago state interested with the patterns offered. Because the market loved it, so there are hundreds of batik clothing patterns well-known. The market of batik itself is also developed; now, batik stores are available on the web. At the past, batik is so expensive made only particular people could purchase it but now, there are options to buy the price tags and the materials used. Silk and cotton are 2 type of fabrics now widely used by batik workshops to create the variant of their batik more complete. Surely, those fabrics require them to put expensive price tags.

However, batik clothing isn't only applied for decorating cloth because there are other items given this waxing and dyeing method. One of the most unique is when German automaker, Mercedes decided to produce special sedan with batik pattern to celebrate their anniversary in Indonesia. The public started to realize since then that batik can be put and applied on any varieties of things, including automobiles. Besides car, batik also applied for papers; in tourism vacation spot like Bali, there are crafts from papers with batik patterns. There are also ceramics, woods and furniture given batik patterns. Basically, batik can be applied for everything; as long as the artist understands how to do it, there are no items refused to be batik.

But we have to say that the most well-liked is still pakaian batik or batik clothes. It happens because people still consider that the best suitable item for batik is clothes. It's true because this art was created for it. However, now batik workshops also make kaos batik or t-shirt. They do it to give more alternatives to buyers who want to have batik on informal occasions. If you are interesting to batik clothing, you can follow this web site or explore the internet space. But, if you want to have furthermore and interested to understand how to batik, you have to go to Indonesia.

Dedy Indrawan - About Author:
Dedy Indrawan is the owner of a website that sells a variety of pakaian batik, especially batik yogyakarta, solo and Pekalongan - Indonesia. If you are looking for a variety of typical Indonesian kaos batik then you can visit us at batik

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