PARANG DESIGN AFTER DYEING PROCESS – TAASA Review March 2013
Batik is a textile using wax resist decoration technique which became a major form of artistic expression in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Indonesian archipelago.
It was used as the preeminent vehicle for demarcating social status and for embedding religious beliefs in local Indonesian context.
Unlike woven textiles, batik provides near limitless design scope within the confines of the fine lines that can be drawn directly with a canting, a tool made of bamboo handle and copper spout containing hot wax. Among the enormous variety of batik designs, those produced in Central Java are considered the epitome of classical batik, especially those created during the 18th century by Surakarta and Yogyakarta kratons (courts)...