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Batik is fabric which is made in Indonesia and other South East Asian countries. It uses the hand written wax resist dyeing technique to render patterns and colors on the cloth material which may be cotton or silk.
Traditional Batik are from Yogyakarta and Surakarta and the designs have special meanings rooted to the Javanese concept of the Universe. Colors are usually in indigo, dark brown and white which represents the 3 major Hindu Gods (Brahma, Visnu & Siva). Certain patterns are only worn by nobility and indicates certain ranking and status in life.
Batik are also found in Asian countries like Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Burma, India, Sri Lanka and Singapore.