Although the process of decorating cloth through the process of batik
is found in several regions in Africa or India and even in some South
East Asian countries, the batik of Indonesia is unique and unequaled.
Indonesian Batik is made in several regions, but the center of the art
Java, in cities like Yogyakarta, Solo, Cirebon, Pekalongan and
The pride of Indonesians to wear batik till the present day has preserve
this art of textile.
The beauty of Batik is a tribute to the patience, creativity of the woman
of Java, the main island of Indonesia. Credit should be also given to
men who prepare the cloth and handle the dyeing and finishing process.
is generally thought of as the most quintessentially Indonesian
textile. Motifs of flowers, twinning plants, leaves buds, flowers,
birds, butterflies, fish, insects and geometric forms are rich in
symbolic association and variety; there are about three thousand
recorded batik patterns.