The art of batik in Indonesia has been known since our ancestors. Typical craft Indonesia, both in the motif, style and coloring, has its own peculiarities. Karen was a beautiful complexion, the batik is not only used traditionally, but then increased their role, made a lot of shirts, skirts, fabric sheets, pillow / bolsters, tablecloths and others.
Batik is a drawing and painting at mori created using the tool "canthing" and evening hot liquid. Draw or write on mori by using canthing called "batik" (Java-mbatik). Batikan form of batik produces a variety of motifs that possess special properties of batik itself.
It could be argued, is one of the development of batik art, which has its own peculiarities. The definition of development is how to make batik, while the development of the motive is a blend of cultures outside. In a further development, how to make batik using other tools that are more practical to expedite the process, the tool is "canthing cap".
Results of batik with batik cloth cap called "batik", while the results of batik with canthing called "batik" is always better quality of batik. In keeping with technological advances, the process of making batik is more accelerated. Menghasilkankain modern batik technique, using a printing machine, the result is batik fabric, the material was not only mori, but also used tetoron, poplin, silk (real or artificial) or other fabric, while the basic color is also tailored to the needs of (not always white). The artists do not want to miss, many artists who create paintings in a way to make. The mechanism was also varied, Salain canthing in use also brushes, his work called "batik painting".
Traditional and modern batik
Based on the patterns, motifs and colors, Crafts batik or batik art craft, can be classified into two kinds, is "traditional and modern batik" batik also called freestyle.
Patterns and motifs on batik tadisional have a particular bond, which always consists of static klowongan, tembokan and isen-isen. Traditional batik batik process is done using canthing canthing write or stamp and a batik Sogan, is combined with a white background with blue and brown soga Wedel. While the traditional dibatik also a traditional items as well, which is bound by certain sizes according to a standard size. The traditional batik included are as follows:
- Woven Long
Long cloth is usually worn by the mothers combined with the kebaya as everyday wear.
- Fabrics dodot
His usual worn by royalty and nobility palace in Java, especially in Yogyakarta and Surakarta, also worn by the dancers who danced the dance Bedoyo classic in a special court on formal occasions (sacred), because the fabric is a fabric dodot special.
Batik sarong is that both ends are spliced and sewn.
- Head Tie
Basically to make a headband takes a handkerchief mori, there are two kinds of headband that is:"Headband so" headband is formed, such as the cap or hat (so stay put on it)"Tie a sheet head" is formed only if you want to use it, immediately pat on the head of the wearer and be done alone, as a practical demonstration by the connective-tissue.
Batik fabric scarf is the length equal to the length of cloth, but its width is only half or a third course.
Tank is a long cloth worn by women to cover the upper body by way of wrapping, so it serves as cover the chest.
- Modern Batik
Modern batik motive has no particular ties such as traditional batik, free style and his style sometimes abstract.