Your question: What makes the Malaysian batik design similar to Indonesian batik?

Malaysian batik is famous for its geometrical designs and different from Indonesian Javanese batik in the sense that the pattern is larger and simpler relying heavily on the brush painting method instead of canting to apply colour to fabric.

What is the distinguish Indonesian batik from Malaysian batik?

The method of Malaysian batik making is different from those of Indonesian Javanese batik, the pattern being larger and simpler with only occasional use of the canting to create intricate patterns. … The colours also tend to be lighter and more vibrant than deep coloured Javanese batik.

What is batik of Indonesia and Malaysia?

The term ‘Batik’ is an Indonesian-Malay word (Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia are the official languages of Indonesia and Malaysia and are linguistically similar) and means ‘drops’.

What is Malaysian batik characteristics?

The most popular motifs are leaves and flowers. Malaysian batik depicting humans or animals are rare because Islam norms forbid animal images as decoration.

Malaysian batik.

A batik craftsman making batik. Malaysian batik are usually patterned with floral motifs with light colouring.
Type Art fabric
Material Cambrics, silk, cotton

Why is batik so special?

Batik is a form of artwork, usually done on textile surfaces, that relies heavily on patterns and the process of masking dyes and inks. … To gain a greater appreciation for the work that artisans apply to their craft, first examine Yuni Kristina’s “Harmony”.

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What are two main types of batik?

The batik process

There are two main types of batik in Malaysia today; hand-painted and block printed. These types differ in production techniques, motif and aesthetic expression, and are often classified according to the tool that has been used.

How do you differentiate batik?

The easiest way to identify a handmade batik is to look at the reverse side of the fabric. The reverse side of a printed batik is visibly faded as only one side of the fabric is printed on. On the other hand, the colour of a hand drawn batik tulis is consistent on both sides as the fabric is immersed into a vat of dye.

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