Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Batik Indonesia

PhotoStory Friday

Hosted by Cecily and Linds


where did Batik come from?
I would answer: Indonesia
dari mana asalnya batik?
aku pasti akan jawab: Indonesia

Some other countries have claimed Batik as theirs. Well I don't learn much about the history of Batik so I could not protest this, although basically I could not agree with the claim.
beberapa negara mengklaim batik sebagai miliknya. lha aku ngga terlalu ngerti juga sejarah perbatikan, jadi ngga berani protes. meskipun sebenarnya dalam hati jelas aku ngga setuju klaim mereka

But finally, UNESCO has decided to announce hand made Batik from Indonesia as one of World Heritage. The announcement will be tomorrow (October 2 - 2009). So now I have no doubt, Batik is from Indonesia.
akhirnya, UNESCO memutuskan untuk mengumumkan Batik Indonesia sebagai salah satu warisan budaya dunia. pengumumannya akan dilakukan besok (2 Oktober 2009). jadi tidak ragu lagi, batik memang dari Indonesia

Indonesian Traditonal Batik is very unique. It took long process to coloring the fabrics, and has various patterns and colors. Hand made batik, I guess including writing-batik, the type which the pattern is manually painted by hand using batik-wax. And also stamp-batik, the type that the patterns painted using a stamp.
batik tradisional Indonesia itu istimewa. proses pembuatannya lama, warna dan polanya juga sangat bervariasi. batik hand-made itu, menurutku termasuk batik tulis dan cap. batik tulis digarap dengan menggambar secara manual menggunakan canting dan malam. sedang batik tulis menggunakan bantuan alat cap

painting batik


stamping batik


washing the wax


Indonesian handmade Batik



to show the world how proud us to have batik, the President himself has asked us Indonesian to wear batik on October 2. and there is noway I will miss it.
untuk menunjukkan rasa bangga, presiden sendiri mengajak kita semua untuk memakai batik tanggal 2 Oktober nanti. jangan sampai ketinggalan...




updated:
this is a collage of some Loenpia.net (Semarang blogger community) members proudly wearing Batik in this very special day. Picture taken from mailist Loenpia. Can you see me?

16 comments:

Are You Serious! said...

♥ It's beautiful!!! What an amazing process!

G said...

So amazing, I had heard of it, but was unsure of what it was.

Your blog has changed since I was here last! lol

WheresMyAngels said...

opps, I forgot to sign on with the right profile.

Chris said...

I think Batik is an amazing art. What beautiful images.

Oes Tsetnoc said...

yups batik is our culture. and we I proud used batik heuheuheuhue check my posting here http://wongsableng.com/oes-tsetnoc-support-batik-days-for-indonesia.html

Lindsay said...

I've been wondering what Batik was...I've been hearing about it. Thanks for educating me!

Sharon said...

That is amazing art! I've always wondered how different textiles were made.

kaye said...

I love fabric, this was a very interesting post--I loved learning about how batik is made. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Tiaras said...

beautiful batik

pinkparis said...

good thing that we - as the Indonesian - start to love our own culture. I wear batik also today and feels great about it.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

It is very beautiful! What a great tradition!
I always get compliments on mine when I wear it, thanks so much for it!

matahari said...

i wore batik n changed my banner to batik, yaaay!! currently batik is not just for fabric, you know. some creative artisans made wooden mask and paint batik pattern with the same technique they used on the fabric.

fun fact :
1. there is a museum of batik in Yogyakarta which is the home of hundreds of Indonesia's batik pattern,
2. the process of fully hand made batik (batik tulis) is up to a month to finish,
3. you can learn how to make batik from the home industries in Yogyakarta.

nunanuni said...

save our batik...cayo...

elia bintang. said...

tgl 2 oktober kmrn, suasananya bnr2 mengharukan bgt sih.. saya kemanapun di jakarta, semua orang pake batik. saya ke citos, semua org pake batik.. pdhl citos kan isinya anak2 muda semua, tapi ternyata mereka nasionalis semua..

salam kenal yah! :D

Forgetfulone said...

It's beautiful! Did you wear your batik October 2?

Forgetfulone said...

I have something special for you on my blog.