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Exploring Batik from Indonesia

Batik (or the word Batik) comes from the Javanese "amba" which means to write and "dot". The word batik refers to a cloth with a pattern produced by hot wax which is applied to the cloth, thereby preventing the entry of dye (dye), or in English "wax-resist dyeing".

Indonesian Batik is a craft that has high artistic value and has been part of Indonesian culture (especially Javanese) for a long time. Javanese women in the past made their skills in batik a livelihood, so in the past batik work was the exclusive work of women until the invention of "Batik Cap" which allowed men to enter this field. There are some exceptions to this phenomenon, namely coastal batik which has masculine lines as can be seen in the Batik Mega Mendung pattern, where in some coastal areas batik work is common for men.

Batik technique has been known since thousands of years ago. There is no clear historical information about the origin of batik. Some suspect this technique originated from the Sumerians, then developed in Java after being brought by Indian traders. Currently Indonesian batik can be found in many countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, and Iran. In addition to Asia, Indonesian batik is also very popular in several countries on the African continent. However, the most famous batik in the world is batik from Indonesia, especially from Java.

The tradition of batik was originally a hereditary tradition, so that sometimes a motif can be recognized as coming from a certain family batik. Some batik may indicate the status of a person. Even today, some traditional batik motifs are only used by the royal families of Yogyakarta and Surakarta.

Although batik is identical to Javanese traditional clothing, now batik has become a national dress for the people of Indonesia, and has even been widely known in foreign countries. Its use is no longer as traditional clothing but has followed the development of fashion for both women and men, and is even used for interior design and household items.

Batik Pouch

Canvas material pouch with magnetic batik accent closure & synthetic leather combination.

Batik Mask

With a unique and beautiful design that is not on the market. Can be used for your special event! Or travel. Practical and very nice to wear.
(Thick and GOOD material is different from the usual 4ply masks and very comfortable to wear!)

Cirebon Batik

Traditional batik in the Cirebon Palace has developed since the beginning of the development of Islam in Cirebon.

This means that batik in Cirebon has existed before the establishment of the Mataram Palace in Yogya and Solo. This clothing craft has become a hereditary tradition since the reign of Prince Wadirectsang Cakrabuana (1469 AD).

The batik tradition continued in the next government, namely in the period of Syarif Hidayatullah (Sunan Gunungjati) in 1479 AD and has survived to this day.

This is reinforced by the discovery of the oldest Sundanese manuscript regarding batik embryos in the South Cirebon area which was written in 1440 Saka or 1518 AD.

Batik Puppet Necklace

The Necklace is made of Batik Cloth from Indonesia Limited edition because one design only made by one batik motif or color It created by unique design. 

Batik Bedcover

Bed cover is a cloth that is placed on top of the mattress to keep it clean, warm, and protect the mattress.

FridAulia Gamis-Outer Batik 001

Various designs and models of Batik Gamis from FridAulia. 

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