THE ORIGIN OF BATIK
✿Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 2:20 AM | 0 Students
Owner : Tan Chong Guan
Address: 19, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Batik is not only flora fauna. it have many types mother and son, family, animals, village and more . in batik museum we can see many artists from other country have different ideas. it has about 150 design batik from many countries. the older batik on 1948 which is an artist from a neighbour country.
Mr Khoo also told how to painting a batik and what we must use to draw a batik . each batik has their own price. Mr Tan owned painting museum batik is a doctor in Hospital Pantai. he loves batik. before he decides to open this museum on 2013. he already took all the batik in his house. advised from his friend. he opened the museum and his purpose is want people to see the batik. Before this, the foreigner from china want to buy the painting about million ringgit Malaysia but Mr Tan didn't want to sell it.
The word batik originates from Javanese word ‘tik’ which means a dot. It refers to a technique of printing fabric using wax and dyes .archaeological findings suggest that the application of wax or even mud on fabrics to resist dye existed far back to ancient Egypt, but details are vague as to its usage. Some experts feel that it was originally reserved for Javanese royalty on that island and possibly a pass time of the princesses and noble ladies of the time.
What is certain, however, is that such an artistic application was widely circulated in the Malay Archipelago, India-Central Asia and as far as the Middle East, China, even Japan through trade routes linking these regions. Finely crafted silk Batik of various motifs was found in these regions depicting diverse subjects inspired from Hindustan, music and nature.