The Techniques in Making Batik Fabric


Since batik becomes the world heritage, many batik producers start to sell batik around Indonesia. Costumer can choose fit price in its budget to buy batik fabric. Sometimes, we should know the way to make batik. So, let’s read the process of making batik, it will add your knowledge.

Three Ways to Make Batik Fabric

Nowadays, there is more than one way to create batik motive. We will discuss the way to make it. For those who don’t know the process, it is a good chance for you to know it. it will increase your sense of love to batik. So, let’s see three ways to give motives on batik fabric.

1.      Handmade batik

A usual way to make batik in a handmade way uses a pen, in Indonesia called canting. It has been centuries to make a batik fabric. Before you give the color on batik, draw the motive by pencil first then you can color by melted wax. It needs a long time to make it, but the traditional way has comparable price and quality.

2.      Stamp Batik

Stamp batik has used since in early 19th century which is a result of Indian and Chinese influence. To make stamp batik, just stamp to the fabric and stamping process can do in many times to get a fit result. After that, coloring process to give color on the white fabric. The last, wax removal process which means the cleansing. The main characteristic of Bali batik fabric is the same pattern.

3.      Printing Batik

The last is printing batik, printing batik which processes by the computer to make the pattern. Then, it prints on colored fabric. It uses for big scales such as school or office uniform. Besides that, the batik pattern is more detail than handmade or stamp. But, many people say printing batik does not include batik.

There are three ways to create batik; handmade, stamp, and printing. By reading this article you will know the types of batik itself and become a reference before you buy. We hope, it will add your knowledge and sense of love in batik which is a heritage.