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Starting from the History of Art Coloring
Art fabrics stained with staining prevention techniques using night is one of the ancient art form. The discovery in Egypt showed that this technique has been known since the 4th century BC, with the discovery of a mummy wrapping cloth which is also coated the night to form a pattern. In Asia, similar to batik technique is also applied in China during the T'ang Dynasty (618-907) as well as in India and Japan during the Nara Period (645-794). In Africa, such as batik technique known by the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, and the Soninke and Wolof tribe in Senegal. In Indonesia, batik is believed to have existed since the time of Majapahit, and became very popular end of the XVIII century or early nineteenth century. Produced batik batik is all until the early twentieth century and the new batik known after World War I, or around the 1920s.

Although the word "batik" is derived from the Javanese language, batik in Java's presence alone is not listed. G.P. Rouffaer believes that the batik technique is likely introduced from India or Sri Lanka in the 6th century or the 7th. On the other hand, J.L.A. Brandes (Dutch archaeologists) and F.A. Sutjipto (archaeologist Indonesia) believe that the tradition of batik is a native of the region such as the Toraja, Flores, Halmahera and Papua. It should be noted that these regions are not areas that are influenced by Hinduism, but known to have the ancient tradition of making batik.

G.P. Rouffaer gringsing also reported that the pattern has been popular since the 12th century in Kediri, East Java. He concludes that this pattern can only be formed by using a canting, so he believes that the canting is found in Java at the time about it.
The Legend of Malays in the literature of the 17th century, Sulalatus Salatin told Admiral Hang Nadim ordered by Sultan Mahmud to sail to India to get 140 pieces of litter with 40 kinds of flower patterns on each sheet. Unable to fulfill the order, he makes his own cloth-cloth. But unfortunately shipwrecked on his way home and only carry four pieces that make the emperor was disappointed. By some commentators, litter is interpreted as batik.

In European literature, batik technique was first described in the book History of Java (London, 1817) writings of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. He served as British governor of Java during Napoleon occupied the Netherlands. In 1873 a Dutch merchant Van Rijekevorsel give a piece of batik, which is obtained during a visit to Indonesia to the Ethnic Museum in Rotterdam and in the early 19th century that is beginning to reach the golden batik. When exhibited at the World Exposition in Paris in 1900, Indonesian batik artists and the public enthralled.
Since the industrialization and globalization, which introduces automation techniques, new types emerged batik, known as batik and batik prints, while produced with traditional batik techniques handwriting using canting and night is called batik. At the same time immigrants from Indonesia to Malaya Fellowship also carries batik with them.

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