Batik

@emma90 (530)
Indonesia
May 22, 2012 1:44pm CST
Batik is a priceless heritage of the culture of Indonesia. Almost all regions of Indonesia have it's own style of batik distinct to their area. Batik was known since and from the ancient kingdom of Majapahit which then spreads to other kingdoms in Indonesia. At first, batik was in the form written words on fabric and the fabric being used must first be weaved and dyed using natural dyes found on local regions. The creation process takes considerable amount of time, depending on the weather and the artist;s professionalism. At that time, batik was only worn by the keraton (Indonesian form of nobles), but as time passes the use of batik spreads to other castes and evolved other methods of manufacturing techniques such as print, stamp, and batik printing. With various types of batik owned by this country, community abuzz to preserve this heritage in various ways, such as by applying the use of this art on office and school uniforms, accessories, bags, and various other kinds of batik creations. Such method is a very powerful way to preserve and care for Indonesia's culture, because over time, competition between countries becomes more intense and often time intercultural theft cannot be avoided. It would be very regrettable should the rights to the batik heritage be claimed and owned by another country.
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5 responses
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
24 May 12
hello emma.. nice to see you again here.. how are you?? i think all of us agree that we must keep batik as our heritage if it`s not us, who want to respect batik?? i think it is the best lesson when another country claim many of our culture as their own and heritage.. they really know that we had many heritage but we never kept well our heritage.. it make they are easily for stealing our rights and heritage...
@emma90 (530)
• Indonesia
24 May 12
Hi Ahyz82 :D I'm doing good...how about you? yup I'm agree with you. My reason make this topic is, when in my spare time suddently I think about Batik as our heritage and when another country claim batik :D Let's conserve our heritage :D
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
24 May 12
yeah emma.. are you triond and expertscolumn writer emma?? are you student or you had graduated from university??
@emma90 (530)
• Indonesia
24 May 12
only triond exactly and I'm student in university, about graduate not yet :p
@iyandri (130)
• Indonesia
28 May 12
Now, young man, no longer strangers, with batik. all people, many dressed in batik. batik, belongs to Indonesia. the people of Indonesia, batik is increasingly appreciated.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
29 May 12
hallo iyandri.. how are you?/ what about your daily clothes?? do you always use batik especially in friday?? what do you think about our government effort for anticipating another country claim our batik??
@emma90 (530)
• Indonesia
29 May 12
Hell iyandri..hello ahyz82 About the case that another country claim our batik is the fault of us. Before that case, we never care with out batik. But after the case appear, together we try to claim that "that is our batik" with so many ways. Hm.honestly I rarely use batik every friday cause I only have 3 batik and I only use that in formal event :D
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
30 May 12
emma, why only friday?? i think we can use batik everyday if you had a 3 batik
• Indonesia
23 May 12
there is batik in almoust all southeast Asian countries, even i've seen a patterned batik and the cultures of ancient egyptian pyramid used by the flight attendants company airflight this country, but for me owned by the indonesian batik, batik is very famouse in indonesia, many areas in indonesia have batik it self, even throughout the provice there is also a batik syle pinto Aceh in aceh, northern sumatra is also posible in traditional clotes i have seen a tribe there is also paterned batik. batik can be difficult to be sparated by our culture, especially javanese culture is highly deploved in batik.if batik our true cultural heritage we would to preserve batik least not hesitate to use it a least once a month to attend the national ceremonies, because batik is part of indonesian natioanl culture.
@emma90 (530)
• Indonesia
23 May 12
wow, you knows so many things about batik :) what the name of maskapai? I want to know buddy..maybe if I'm on airplane I can see that egyptian batik :) have a nice day
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
22 May 12
Its has been recorded as our national handcraft, isn't it? So there isn't a chance for others to steal the rights.
@emma90 (530)
• Indonesia
23 May 12
yup, you are right.. have a nice day
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
22 May 12
i love batik and would love to get a bag with that on it. i went to a store that had similar bags but they didn't have what i wanted.
@emma90 (530)
• Indonesia
23 May 12
Hm, in jogja so many kinds a bag from batik :) you can buy there or maybe from online shop have a nice day