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  • Sep 16, 2009
Highly versatile, highly durable and incredibly artistic. Remarkably comfortable both for home wear & official functions! Love it!
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review by . September 16, 2009
posted in Go Indonesia
Ramayana in print
A great culture comes with an equally amazing apparel. The Chinese has silk, the Japanese the kimono, the Indonesian the Batik. Batik in Indonesia predates written record and is an ancient art form.      Batik are normally used in traditional cultural wear and official national costumes. However, in recent years, the economical varieties are beginning to emerge in household articles. The Batik is one of those garments which are best suited to the heat and humidity of the …
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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.

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