Ancient process of resist printing. Originated in Java. Practised by modern craftsmen and imitated in machine printing. . Batik is an Indonesian word that refers to a generic wax-resist dyeing technique used on textile. The word originates from Javanese word "amba", meaning ”to write” and the Javanese word for dot or point, "titik."
It is known to be more than a millennium old, probably in ancient Egypt or Sumeria. The art of Batik reach its highest achievement in technique, intricate design, and refined aesthetic in Java, Indonesia. The island of Java itself is famous and well known for its exquisite batik for centuries, particularly in places such as Yogyakarta, Solo, Cirebon, and Pekalongan