A trip to Yogjakarta is not complete if you have not been on a batik hunt. The area behind the Kraton is the heart of the batik art. Everywhere you will find people who make beautiful textiles. They are artists who use a pen or a stamp to apply wax to the fabrics, creating graphics on the fabric.
The technique itself is as old as human civilization. By drawing patterns on the fabric with wax and washing them layer upon layer with ink, the most beautiful fabrics are created. Each atelier has its own formulas and techniques, which they like to keep secret. But for a batik workshop, some studios open their doors.