The understanding about batik is a media (cloth / wood ) that was given a pictures and coloring with special proscessing. Usually they use a “malam” combinated with natural or chemical color to make it.
Because this is the ancestral heritage of the Indonesian people, finally Unesco gave a certificate stating that the batik is an authentic heritage and one of the cultures of the Indonesian people.Wow … cool. this is a pride for me as a citizen of Indonesia.
Depent the processing, there are 3 variant of batik.
- HAND MADE / HAND WRITTEN
We called batik tulis, the manufacturing proces is :
- painted with a pencil on cloth / wood, then colored with color material.,using coloring tool ( canting ) following the drawing line. part of the path that protect from color, must cover by malam.Canting have many size depend on size of line or path that need to make coloring.
- boil the cloth to make sure the coloring finish, and remove “malam” from cloth, and drying proces under the light sun.
- the proces should be long time arround 2/3 month depend on the size of material/ light of sun.
Becouse the unique and long processed time, that make the price become expensive.
2. STAMP BATIK
We called batik cap. The manufacturing procesing are:
- Prepare the pattern and clothes, usually the stamped made from brass.
- put the coloring material on stampped, then push atacck dirrect to the canvas/ clothes.the resulting images most symmatrical.
- finishing pocess smillar with handmade variant, but it need shorter time than hand made.
3. SREEN PRINTING
Most the process same with t hirt printing or plastic printing.The processing can faster than the other, so the worker can be accepted more job order, and the price more cheaper compare the both one process.This batik mostly similar with garmen factory produced.becouse if the design appoved, than applyeid directly to machine and process go on.
Anyone who come to my town and learn about batik processing, feel free contact me “suhune transport jogja‘, we will arrange you becouse our homebase in Yogyakarta. We are axperience in tourism organizing, and good price.
cheer … warmest regard ” suhune Transport Jogja”