Bantul, D.I Jogjakarta – Indonesia
Photo: Aziz Hasibuan
Batik is a cloth that is traditionally made using a manual wax-resist dyeing technique, originally from Indonesia. Javanese traditional batik, especially from Yogyakarta and Surakarta, has notable meanings rooted to the Javanese conceptualization of the universe. Traditional colours include indigo, dark brown, and white, which represent the three major Hindu Gods (Brahmā, Vishnu, and Śiva). This is related to the fact that natural dyes are most commonly available in indigo and brown. Certain patterns can only be worn by nobility; traditionally, wider stripes or wavy lines of greater width indicated higher rank. Consequently, during Javanese ceremonies, one could determine the royal lineage of a person by the cloth he or she was wearing. (From Wikipedia)
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Fascinating to know the meanings behind the colours and patterns!
Each piece of Batik always has story to tell. 🙂 You can check the Wikipedia link I mentioned above to learn more about Batik.