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Story and Growth of Jogjakarta Batik clothing

By Dedy Indrawan Subscribe to RSS | December 10th 2011 | Views:
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Batik clothing is famous around the globe since 2009, where at that time the UNESCO announced that batik is included into the world heritage. It means the batik clothing is admitted by the world. The batik is chosen as the world heritage because of many things and some of it is because the batik is truly origin from Java Island. The motifs of batiks are all unique. Furthermore, the batik clothing has been invented since many centuries ago. The batik clothing is very beautiful and stylish. The stylishness of batik clothing is based on the information that batik is previously used only by the royal families of Yogyakarta kingdoms and other kingdoms in Java. The batik clothing is symbol of status. There are still some batik motifs that exclusively used by the royal family, for example batik Sido Mukti, Sido Mulyo, and Parang. Those motifs are only used in special moments such as the royal wedding. The batik clothing, especially those from Yogyakarta has special motifs and also technique of creation. According to historical documents, there are almost three thousand batik motifs in Indonesia. The batik in Jogjakarta is widely available around Bering Harjo market and also Malioboro Streets. You can also buy batik from various stores in Yogyakarta. If you are too far from Yogyakarta, you are able to buy batik through the internet.

Batik clothing can be defined as painted cloth. However, the painting process isn't like when you paint a picture in a canvas. Painting in batik is a hard work to complete because it requirements patience and also high skills. The batik is made using wax plus natural dyes that are obtained from trees and other natural things. The process of batik painting is using a tool known as canting. Canting is used in batik making process, including those in Solo and Pekalongan. Most of them use canting, a little tool that resembles a small teapot. The canting is used to take the melted wax from the place and then apply it to the white fabric that has been prepared. The batik painter makes beautiful design with high patience. In a couple of hours, the batik clothing is finished and it needs to be boiled to clean the wax.

Boiling the fabric will wash the wax and as the result, the batik clothing will show its lovely color and motifs. The batik is usually sold as pakaian batik, kaos batik, batik bags, etc. The batik t-shirt is very fascinating and trendy. If you want to buy batik bag, buy batik bag that has special smell. The smell is the sigh of originality because the batik has distinctive aroma. You simply need to cut and then sew it back according to the pattern that you have prepared.

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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