Origin of Batik
It is known that more than a millennium old, and it is proved that the fabric decorated by some form of resistance technique has been used in the early centuries of the West in several countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asian communities.
The word is originally a Indonesian batik Malay word and means of a point.
The textile art is spreading in the Hindu and Malay world, but Indonesia is perhaps the heart of batik.
This form of painting and coloring textiles reached its highest level of excellence on the island of Java, in cities such as Solo, Yogyakarta, Pekalongan and Cirebon.
In this Java “batik” fabric was exported to other islands in the archipelago and the Malay peninsula.
Over the past two or three centuries, batik has become a major means of expression of spiritual and cultural values of Southeast Asia.