Recognize Batik Cultural As World Heritage
Batik is the result of creativity of Indonesian nation which has been recognized globally. The uniqueness of the motifs and patterns make it very special. Almost every region in Indonesia has batik creations. Let us to know Batik Cultural as World Heritage. When you on vacation in Yogyakarta, you can buy quality batik with affordable prices.
What is Batik Cultural?
The word of “Batik” is taken from the Java Language, which is composed the word “amba” (writing), and the word “tik” which means small points. In a simple, batik can be interpreted as writing dots, so creating very interesting motives. In other words, batik is the art of drawing on fabric, by applying exclusive writing techniques. The trick is paste the ink wax on fabric suit the desired motif.
After the writing process, followed by coloring process and drying. Special inks should be used that can be combined with more colors and do not fluoresce to the undesired. Batik can be applied to various modern clothing, such as shirt, blouse, blazer, and many more. Children and adults are very suitable to wear it. Batik fashion creations can be wear in casual and formal events.
UNESCO Recognized Batik As World Cultural Heritage
Recognition of batik as a world cultural heritage given officially by UNESCO. Precisely on 2nd October 2009. Therefore, every 2nd October set as batik world day. So the other countries can not claim batik arbitrarily. Because the Indonesian has legality.
Batik can be known in international since President Soeharto (second president of Republic Indonesia) weared it, while visiting the United Nation (UN) conference. Batik is perfect worn at various moments. You can wear it while relaxing, working, attending school, going to parties, hanging out, and many more. Many creations motif make each person has many options.
Batik is Growing Very Rapidly
Creating batik is cultural art activity which is not easy to do. Conventional batik usually wears white cloth as basis for making batik. Calico is selected as basic material. But right now various fabric materials have been used, such as rayon, polyester and silk.
When batik making requires candle as ink. The function is to hold the color ink, in order to be absorbed by the fabric fibers. Typically, the process followed by the immersion method. The purpose is facilitate the staining pattern in the next process.
The method of making batik is also growing, not only performed manually. But also apply the technique of printing and stamp, that is known as Batik Printing and Batik Cap. The manufacturing process is faster, but the lower resale value. Whereas traditional batik valued higher, because it requires a long time to process.
Each Region Has Its Own Motif of Batik
Creating charming motif off course need creativity. Motif of batik is usually depending with the production area. For example, there are Batik Jepara, Batik Kudus, Batik Lasem, Batik Kediri, Batik Tulungagung, Batik Banten, Batik Tegal, Batik Solo, Batik Cirebon, Batik Lasem, Batik Pekalongan, Batik Jogja and many more. In general, all motif of batik are very charming. Naturally, if this masterpiece admired internationally and Batik as World Cultural Heritage.
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