Enigmatic Malaysia: Batik (2009)
The origins of batik are a mystery. While the countries in the Nusantara claim that Batik originated from there, other countries in the world have also been practicing this art form. But wherever its origins, over the years this craft has developed its own particular aesthetic and design, peculiar to Malaysia… with motifs that tend to favor free-hand geometric and plant designs.
Today, it can be found in both its traditional and contemporary forms, popular amongst locals and tourist alike, and it is fast gaining popularity in the international arena. Take a tour of the batik-making process, exploring the vibrant art form that's enjoying the limelight.