Batik culture

Batik has always been closely associated with the Javanese culture. It is not only an artwork but also contains deep life philosophical value and complex symbolic meanings.

Yogyakarta Palace's servants wear batik. Courtesy of hedabatik

Batik is a life attribute from born to dye includes marriage, pregnancy and circumcision – to support the Javanese social order and status.

Traditional herbal drink seller wears batik in Yogyakarta - Courtesy of hedabatik

In the olden days, batik recognized as kain panjang ‘long cloth’ or hip cloth to use as a material to clothe human body but now for upholstery, household accessories, fashion apparels and artwork.**

 

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