Indonesian Batik

Indonesian batik is the most famous and recognizable batik in the world, wherein in 2009, the Indonesian government was able to have Javanese batik included in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

It is true that for the Javanese, particularly the royalty and aristocracy of Yogyakarta and Surakarta, that batik is an inseparable element of life, being a statement of one’s station in life as specific designs may only be worn by members of certain classes of society.

In addition to Javanese batik, there are also Balinese batik, Pekalongan batik, Hakokai batik and Papua batik.

Here is an excellent blog on the different types of Indonesian batik

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