Definitions for batikbəˈtik, ˈbæt ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ba•tikbəˈtik, ˈbæt ɪk(n.)
a technique of hand-dyeing fabric using wax as a dye repellent to cover those parts of the fabric not to be dyed.
the design itself or a fabric so decorated.
(v.t.)to hand-dye (material) using batik.
Origin of batik:
1875–80; < Javanese baṭik
a dyed fabric; a removable wax is used where the dye is not wanted
dye with wax
"Indonesian fabrics are often batiked"
A wax-resist method of dyeing fabric.
To dye fabric using the wax-resist method.
Origin: * Javanese "baṭik"
Batik is a cloth that is traditionally made using a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. Javanese traditional batik, especially from Yogyakarta and Surakarta, has notable meanings rooted to the Javanese conceptualization of the universe. Traditional colours include indigo, dark brown, and white, which represent the three major Hindu Gods. This is related to the fact that natural dyes are most commonly available in indigo and brown. Certain patterns can only be worn by nobility; traditionally, wider stripes or wavy lines of greater width indicated higher rank. Consequently, during Javanese ceremonies, one could determine the royal lineage of a person by the cloth he or she was wearing. Other regions of Indonesia have their own unique patterns that normally take themes from everyday lives, incorporating patterns such as flowers, nature, animals, folklore or people. The colours of pesisir batik, from the coastal cities of northern Java, is especially vibrant, and it absorbs influence from the Javanese, Arab, Chinese and Dutch cultures. In the colonial times pesisir batik was a favourite of the Peranakan Chinese, Dutch and Eurasians.
Translations for batik
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a method of dyeing patterns on cloth by waxing certain areas so that they remain uncoloured.
- تَطْبيعٌ الأقْمِشَةِ الباتيكيArabic
- метод на ръчно боядисване на плат с помощта на восъкBulgarian
- batiquePortuguese (BR)
- batikování, batikaCzech
- das BatikenGerman
- μπατίκ (τεχνική βαφής υφασμάτων)Greek
- روش رنگ کردن پارچه؛ باتیکFarsi
- הֶדפֵּס בָּטִיקHebrew
- रंगने की एक कलाHindi
- 납결 염색Korean
- روش رنگ کردن پارچه؛ باتیکPersian
- باتيك، د ټوكر د رنگولو طريقهPashto
- procedeu de imprimare a vopselei peţesăturiRomanian
- kumaş boyamaTurkish
- 蠟染法Chinese (Trad.)
- کپڑوں کوجزوی طور پر رنگنے کا ایک فنUrdu
- lối in hoa baticVietnamese
- 蜡印花法，用蜡染色法Chinese (Simp.)
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