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8 Steps On How To Make Batik
Saturday, 14 May 2011
8 Steps On How To Make Batik
Introduction of Kebaya As The Best Traditional Costume of Indonesian Females, 8 Steps On How To Make Batik, 8 Steps On How To Make BatikAre you interested to make your own batik? Or you want to learn to create this beautiful art. The first one is known as baju kebaya and the second one is baju kurung. The baju kebaya may have two highest forms: the semi-transparent straighter cut blouse of the Java or Bali and the more tightly tailored Sunda kebaya. The baju kurung is a loose-fitting, knee-length long-sleeved blouse worn in the additional adherent Muslim areas- including former Kingdom of Johor-Riau (now Malaysia), Sumatra and parts of coastal Java.

The blouse is generally semi-transparent and worn over the torso wrap. The skirt or kain is an unstitched material wrap around three metres long. The name sarong in English is erroneous, but the sarung (Malaysian accent: sarong) is truly stitched together to shape a tube just like a Western costume.

In Indonesia, especially in Java, Bali and Sunda, the kebaya modern is generally batik which can be from natural stamped cotton to elaborately hand - painted batik tulis embroidered silk with gold thread. In several other areas of Indonesia such as Sumatera, Flores, Lemata Timor, and other islands generally use kain ikat or songket. In Sumba, there is a well-known decorated kain with lau hada: shells and beads.

In Bali, the kebaya has more topical history. The Dutch are believed to have enforced the wearing of the Indonesia traditional clothing. At the time Balinese women's breasts were uncovered, excepting for official and ritual occasions, during which a sabuk might be wound tightly around the upper torso, covering the breasts but leaving the shoulders and arms exposed. The girls of Buleleng, the regency of northern Bali, therefore would have been some of the first to adopt the kebaya as their daily clothes.

Are you interested to make your own batik? Or you want to learn to create this beautiful art. Or perhaps you are just looking for the tutorial on how to making batik. In this article you find what you want.

Tools for making batik:

Some of the tools here are in Indonesian term but I'm sure you will understand.

1. Mori fabric (can be made from silk, cotton, or a mixture of polyester fabric)

2. Pencil

3. Canting (this is for creating design using wax)

4. Gawangan (this is the place to hang fabric when you are creating design)

5. Liquid wax

6. Small pan

7. Small stove (to heat the wax)

8. Solvent dyes

Here we go, we are all set to making batik.

1. First on how to making batik, we make the initial pattern or design by using pencil. In Indonesian this pattern in this step is called "molani". For the expert batik makers, they are able to create their own motif. But for beginners, it is advisable to follow the common motifs that are available.

2. After you finished creating molani, the next step is painting with molten wax by using canting by following the pattern that had been made before.

3. Cover the parts that will remain colorless by using wax. Use canting on detailed sections and use the brush on the large areas.

4. The fourth step is the coloring process by dipping the fabric into certain solvent dyes.

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