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What is batik?

Batik comes from the word 'amba' and 'tik' meaning drawing using dots. These dots were made using a 'canting' and melted wax.

Timeless batik

As a craft praised and loved worldwide, Indonesian batik has been designated by UNESCO as a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Two styles meet

This batik style has two different motifs which meets diagonally in the middle. The two sides contrast with different patterns and colors.

Darker and lighter

The two sides of the batik motifs contrast with lighter and darker colors. When worn, the lighter side would be used in the mourning to wrap around the waist and the darker side would be used in afternoon.

Batik Pagi Sore, Museum Tekstil Jakarta

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Azulejo panel, Bela Silva / Fábrica Viúva Lamego, National Azulejo Museum