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Batik is the typical handicrafts and souvenirs are much sought after by tourists. In the 15th century, the art of batik has started to progress and develop. At that time the art of batik culture influenced by Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam for batik patterns. At that time batik made only in the neighborhood and loved by daughter of the Sultan Palace.
Batik has a variety of motives and it is not only from within the country, batik were from foreign countries, such as Russia. In Indonesia batik motif is also highly variable, such as batik Yogyakarta and Solo batik. Although both use ukel and cements, but in fact the two are slightly different batik. The difference lies in the color pattern. Batik Jogja white with shades of black and typical Solo batik with shades of yellow without white.
The use of batik fabric is also different. In the Palace of Yogyakarta, there are rules regarding the use of batik cloth grip it. For event or wedding celebration, batik cloth used should be patterned of: sidoluhur, sidomukti, sidoasih, grompol or taruntum. As for the event of Mitoni, batik cloth is allowed to wear batik patterned cloth parang mangkoro, or gringsing mangkoro, picis ceplok garudo. Some examples of classic batik from Yogyakarta included: banji, parang, geometry, creeper plant, flower, water plants motif, animals and other life. Using batik today is not juat as a fabric but also as a ready made for clothing, bed covers, cushion and others.