What is Batik?

The word batik is originated from Javanese word amba ('to write') and titik ('dot'), which is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to cloth by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. 


The popularity of batik has varied throughout the years. Historically, it is used for ceremonial costumes, then it was worn and it was worn as part of a kebaya that was commonly worn every day, and now it has become a strong source of identity for Indonesians crossing religious, racial and cultural boundaries.
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