Indonesian Batik only recognizes two kinds of traditional batik processes, stamp and write using canting and wax as the medium, while Malaysian Batik usually prefers painting techniques on cloth, or what we know as chopping with a brush medium.
What is batik in Indonesia and Malaysia?
The term ‘Batik’ is an Indonesian-Malay word (Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia are the official languages of Indonesia and Malaysia and are linguistically similar) and means ‘drops’.
What are the two main types of batik in Malaysia and Indonesia?
The batik process
There are two main types of batik in Malaysia today; hand-painted and block printed. These types differ in production techniques, motif and aesthetic expression, and are often classified according to the tool that has been used.
Why is batik so special?
How is batik unique from other cloths? It is crafted in a way such that it has to undergo the delicate and repeated process of waxing dyeing and boiling. As wax works as a colour blocker in the colouring process, it will be used to cover every part of the fabric that does not want to be stained with colours.
What can we usually find Malaysian batik?
Answer: Malaysian batik can be found on the east coast of Malaysia such as Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, while batik in Johor clearly shows Javanese and Sumatran influences since there are a large number of Javanese and Sumatran immigrants in southern Malaysia.
What are two main type of batik?
The two main types of batik are hand-painted and block printed.
Can you wash batik fabric?
Caring for your Batiks. Pre-Wash Your Fabrics: Batik fabrics contain wax and dye and must be cared for properly prior to using in quilting, crafting, and sewing projects. We recommend pre-washing all fabrics to minimize shrinkage and transfer of color.