2022 Lunar New Year Special!

BTK Batik Collection

Contemporary Batik Cloth Accessories


Batik is both an art and a craft, which is becoming ever more popular and well known among contemporary artists all over the world, as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries in many parts of the world including China, Japan, India, South America and Europe.

In Java, an island in Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there. The word batik originates from the Javanese word “tik” which means to dot. Batik is both a verb (to batik) and a noun (a batik – an object made by batiking!). Batik is usually made on a fabric surface (such as cotton, silk, linen, rayon or hemp), but batik techniques can also be used on paper, wood, leather and even a ceramic surface.

Today, batik is still a huge part of Javanese life – as a fine art, as a huge industry employing millions, as a village craft and as a powerful link with the past. It incorporates many modern techniques such as silk screen printing, spray dyeing, block printing and bleach discharging. Batik cloths from Java are exported all around Asia and the world.