The Story of Batik Art

There is not just one single method in the proses of batik-making. These traditional methods are used to make high quality batik. Let’s find out!


The more modern looking batik that still retains its artistic presentation and traditional roots keeps receiving more love from batik enthusiasts. Batik is able to face the challenge time brings and becomes even more present in the last several decades. Therefore, Danar Hadi is always consistent in creating exclusive batik that can be worn by people from every groups and ages. Its design with unlimited creativity is made by skilled workers and they always pay attention to every detail in each of their work. Danar Hadi always presents designs that combine Indonesia’s traditional culture and the ever growing modern trend.


Batik Making Process

Every perfect batik produced by Danar Hadi goes through a lengthy and painstaking process until it arrives in the hand of our valued customers. Hard work, huge creativity, and consistency are present in each of high quality batik produced by Danar Hadi. Batik is made by two kinds of process, stamped and hand-drawn. The difference is in the tools (canting or cap), materials used and the time it takes to finish the work.



After the batik design is drawn by the master drafter on the white and smooth cotton cloth known as mori, the design is covered with wax using a wax filling tool named canthing this process is known as Mbathik short for Amba dan Titik or “filling the dots”.


Covering parts of design that have to stay white with a wax specially made to make batik.



Immersing the designed and wax-coated cloth to the prepared coloring.


Cleaning the wax from parts of the design that will be applied with other color.



Coating the part that has to have a particular color and filling an empty design.



Immersing the cloth into the desired color.


Cleaning all the wax on a batik cloth with hot water. This is the last step in making batik traditionally.