What are the two types of Indonesian and Malaysian batik?
The suffix tik in each word translates to “creating little dots.” Currently, the batik industry in Malaysia and Indonesia is dominated by two types of production techniques, that is, hand-drawn batik (batik tjanting) and batik stamp (batik terap/blok).
What are the two types of Malaysian Batik?
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.
Why is batik important in Malaysia?
Malaysian batik is also famous for its geometrical designs, such as spirals. Malaysian batik fabrics do have an international edge because they have brighter hues and more versatile patterns than the illustrations of animals and humans which are common in the more mystic-influenced Indonesian batik.