Get to know more about Batik Art in Bogor West Of Java

Mr.Edu & Java Private Tour International Guest

In 2009 Mr.Edu as an Indonesian, was very proud to hear that Batik has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the world’s cultural heritages, and more and more Indonesian cultures have begun to be recognized internationally

Because of this admiration about Indonesia’s cultural achievements, Mr.Edu from Java Private Tour created an Indonesian Batik Art and Culture Education Program, and Mr. Edu with the Java Private Tour tried to further introduce Batik as one of Indonesia’s cultural diversity by providing direct opportunities for international tourists to interact directly with Art and Indonesian Batik Culture.

Java Private Tour Batik Learning & Education Program

If you like the arts and culture, your visit to the city of Bogor is definitely the right choice, because in this Bogor city, precisely on the outside of the Bogor Botanical Garden complex there is a batik art gallery named ‘Batik Bogor Tradisiku’.

Painting Batik Cloth with liquid wax

In this place you can see, even interact directly how to make a batik work, starting from the beginning to the end.  Let’s take a look at the short story from the team who happened to be with his international guests at ‘Batik Bogor Traditional’.

There is only one way to further appreciate and explore a process in making batik art, that is, you must try to get down directly by trying to practice it directly.

Preparing Mori Fabrics.

Prepare a cloth that has been shaped like a pattern and when you want to start painting, make sure the position of the cloth must stand up, not tilted or in a sleeping position, because it can make an effect on every stroke of art.  As a beginner it certainly won’t be easy.  Because the batik process requires accuracy and perseverance.

Warm up the candle.

wax in a batik technique has a function as a barrier to a color.  A barrier means that it doesn’t enter color.  After the wax process, the cloth will go through the process of making colors.  However, the wax must always be replaced so that it does not freeze and clog.

How to Hold a ‘Canting’.

After everything is ready, the liquid wax has entered the canting. So start holding the handle of the canting by using three fingers, and to make it easier for you to make sure its position is 45 degrees and do not hold the canting in an upright position, because it will make the wax spill and soiled the fabric.

Begin Batik.

Paint the fabric slowly, your Pinkie position can be affixed with cloth, and so that the scratches are more tidy, don’t press the edges of the canting, just float on the surface.

Don’t forget the back of the cloth. Here are some things to remember, don’t forget, on the back of the cloth you need to paint, but the painting you made just thickens, following the flow of the painting that you made from the front which has pierced the front.


After you finish painting batik, then continue to the coloring process.  You can choose the type of coloring according to the color you want.


After the mori cloth is colored by you, then the wax on the cloth will be sagged (peeled), the process is by boiling it with boiling hot water, then the wax will naturally peel off and leave a streak of batik painting strokes that you have made. Mori cloth that has been given a candle will change color to white, but depends on the motive. Then you can rinse using clean water, and dry in the shade to dry in the sun.

The art and cultural tourism activity program which is carried out by Java Private Tour is one of them aimed at introducing batik patterns and motifs on the iconic icons of the city of Bogor, motifs ranging from drizzling rain, tugu monument, deer, raflesia arnoldi flowers, sempur garden motifs.

Of the many batik motifs, drizzling rain and the combination of tugu monument and deer are the most favored by tourists, and also the existence of the Bogor Batik Traditional Tradition is so that the Indonesian batik art remains sustainable and is increasingly known throughout the world. The art of Batik is not just mere works.  But it is more than that, Batik Art is an identity of Indonesian national identity.

A challenge does not have to be about adventure and adrenaline.  Trying new things is also part of the challenge. Not everyone is successful when they first make batik. Your hands must follow the beat and get used to scratching the pattern with the Canting. Of course it takes extra patience because the time needed to make a piece of cloth is not short. Precisely herein lies the challenge. Guaranteed you will be addicted.

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