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Batik

Batik is the typical handicraft and souvenir is much sought by the visitor. 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 Sultan of Yogyakarta Palace.

Batik has a variety of motives and it is not only from within the country, batik was 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.

What to use of batik fabric is different. In the Palace of Yogyakarta, there are some 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 and 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 just as a fabric but also as a ready made for clothing, bed covers, cushion and others. Just follow what the trend right now and the batik motif does it.