Monday, 6 April 2015

Indonesian Batik as the Javanese Traditional custom Today

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Batik today becomes one of general clothing in Indonesia even at the international level, and only few people have deep known about batik as the Javanese Traditional custom. 

Batik is a dress culture of Indonesian society which from etymologically the word comes from the comes from the Javanese language which is composed of two words, namely "amba" which means 'write' and the word "tik" The term refers the dots/automatic, which later evolved into the term "batik". In addition it has a specific meaning associated with making dots using shed of malam (traditional batik dyes) in cloth.

As time went on, batik pattern changed to switch on patterned abstract pattern that resembles a cloud, temple reliefs, wayang beber (Javanese puppet). Media coloring used white fabric material woven ancient period. Batik using colors made from plants - plants that are in the natural resources in Indonesia. Growing - plants that are often used include noni trees, tinggi trees, Soga and nila, with the use of soda from the soda ash and salt mixed with mud.

Batik in Indonesia have been known before the time of Majapahit
empire in the 4th century BC and continued to grow until the next kingdom. Batik began to spread in the late 18th century at this age are all created batik batik until the early 20th century a new batik after World War 2 appears batik prints.

Indonesian batik popularity has varied and used for ceremonial costume and it is used as part of kebaya dress, usually worn every day. The use of batik has become a powerful source of identity for Indonesia across the boundaries of religion, race and culture.

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