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Motifs of batik continue to diversify. Nowadays the motifs of batik reach up to 400 types. To learn the secrets of beautiful dots is possible with the local masters. Batik was newly found at the time of Majapahit.  Historians wrote that the creation of batik began in the era of the Majapahit Kingdoms, including Mataram. The word batik is derived from the word "amba nitik" which means carving dots. At that time batik was made on a woven white cloth. The dyes were taken from native plants of Indonesia such turmeric, Soga, indigo. Batik was originally born from the technique of writing. Batik eventually became an art of Indonesian people in the late 18th century and the emergence of new printed batik was in 1920s.  In general, the motifs of batik can be divided into two types: geometric and non-geometric.  Geometric are usually in the form of lines, such as kawung, parang, and panji. The philosophy behind this type of motif indicates the government bureaucracy. From the king to the people is a certain order. Apart from that is the non-geometric motif where pictures of animals and plants can be seen. This motif describes the life that continues to grow. There is an unwritten rule in the selection of the batik motif. Royal style batik such as parang and kawung should not be used by ordinary people. However, the charm of batik makes it impossible for unwritten rule to be applied. Nowadays, the parang motifs worn by everyone, young or old, descended from the royal or common people. What happens now is that batik has inhabited the heart of everyone.

5 days course | Rp 2.250.000

- Brief introduction to the “story” of batik;
- The materials and tools used & wider use of tools (large, small spout cantings);
- The techniques for painting with canting and brush;
- Hand colour & dip dyeing in 3 to 4 colours;
- More variation of colour through hand painting and dip dyeing;
- Dyeing sequence;
- Working on 2 pieces of work to utilise a variety of techniques;
- Expanded knowledge of types of wax and effects that can be created (eg. wax & cracking);
- Wax removal;
- Finishing touches for final product;
- Allows the student to experiment more independently using the knowledge gained in the first days to be more creative - yet still under guidance of the teacher.

Couses are held from 10 am to 3 pm Mon, Wed, Sat.