The History of Batik in Bali

Batik is known as one of the oldest method of decorating textile. It's done by applying wax on certain areas of fabrics, in order to fill in areas with particular colors preferred.

Indonesia is one of the countries around the globe that has a long history of Batik painting, besides India, Malaysia, etc. To Indonesians, Batik are closely related to their heritage and tradition. Though using similar batik method, batik fabrics from Indonesia are differentiated based on colors and motifs which translates to their origin areas/province. Indonesian famous batik works come mostly from Central Java such as Yogyakarta, Solo, Madura and Pekalongan, as well as some part of Bali. Batik from Central Java (Yogyakarta and Solo) are mostly dominated with brown and off-white (or cream) colors, while Pekalongan's are done in a more colorful way with influences from China and India due to Pekalongan geographical location that enable it to absorb various cultural elements towards it's function as one of the international trading ports back in the historical period (silk trading, etc).

When look to the past, how the existence of batik Bali. It has been many changes and actually begins from the year of 70's, however the batik industry is still growing fairly in 1997. The fact , batik industry itself has helped enliven the Indonesian batik frenetic . This is particularly concerning Bali as the tourist destination, famous as a haven, having a very exotic natural world and tempting anyone to come.
With very special appearance of design , Batik Bali are very unique among all batik in the archipelago. Bali Batik then not only emerged as a headband but has become a collector's item that can be acquired by anyone.
Bali batik increasingly popular in the market and as gaining a good response from some batik lovers on the market. Pande Ketut Krisna from Banjar Tegeha , Sukawati Village , Gianyar, Bali was a pioneered of Batik Art industry in Bali since the beginning of 1970.

Batik Tulis
The term "Tulis" means "To Write", which reflects the exact method of applying the wax as if one is writing on a piece of fabric, in this case using a special tool called "Canting".

"Canting" functions as a pen to create outlines on batik motifs. A small container of melted wax is attached to a wooden handle, with end for the wax to come out. This tip or end varies in numbers in order to create different lines on the finished batik cloth; for example: 2 tips, 3 tips.

Batik Tulis can be easily recognized by looking into the slightly uniformity on the motifs within one batik cloth. This method of creating batik is the most time consuming as well as valuable due to its difficulty.

Batik Cap
"Cap" means "Stamp". Batik cap is created by applying motifs using stamp that is previously stamp on to the melted wax container and then stamp on to the fabric in which the batik is to be made.

Using stamp in creating batik motifs does save time and provides more consistency on the design lines (motifs).

Nowadays, people started to develop their own designs (both traditional and contemporary) on these stamps when creating their signature batik collections.

cause this does not blend in batik and not others is not just because , as we recognize that this paradise island is very much touched by diverse immigrants who then provide their own turnover in the subject also in batik -making system . this issue with regard to all of the existence of this island .