Batik is a general term that refers to a wax-resist fabric-dyeing technique; tulis is the name of the highest quality freehand batik, whose makers use a hot-wax applicator known as a “canting.” Hand-blocked designs are called cap, and the most common batik fabric is mass-produced.

Information on BATIK Sarong & Clothing Collection: Batik Maker

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Identification of a Javanese royal (family) with a Kris

Indonesia ~ Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Identification of a Javanese royal (family) with a Kris

OPOI: Batavia Girl on Batik Costume ~ Batavia ~ Jakarta Indonesia ca 1910

Cult of Aphrodite Vintage added 39 new photos to the album: History: Indonesia.

Balinese women in front of a temple, date and photographer unknown. Source: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam

Balinese women in front of a temple, date (early c.) and photographer unknown. Source: Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam

women in java sharing a pan of heated wax while each works on her own piece from batik fabled cloth of java

women in java sharing a pan of heated wax while each works on her own piece from batik fabled cloth of java

batik - an indonesian traditional cloth, each region in indonesia has own unique pattern

UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on October As part of the acknowledgment, UNESCO insisted that Indonesia preserve their heritage.


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