TECHNIQUES OF JAVA BATIK MAKING

NGANJI Process

before being labelled, usually heavier washed first with water up to the kanji originally lost and clean, then in kanji again. The Java batik motifs must be coated with starch with certain thickness, if too thick later wax less good thorax and if too thin and as a result of this wax will be “mblobor” that later will be difficult to be eliminated. Heavier with the highest quality [Primisima] does not need ¬†starched again, because the thickness of the starch already qualify.

 

NGEMPLONG Ngemplong process is usually only a heavier fine need dikemplong before dibatik. Blue heavier for batik cap usually can be directly done without done the preparation work. The purpose of the ngemplong is to become heavier smooth and drowned. For this purpose is heavier placed above a sharp wood and beaten-hour regularly by the paddle of wood. The heavier java batik fabric process of dikemplong will be more easily so that the result is better. The technique of making Batik NGLOWONG, decreasing of wax [candles] the first.

 

Nglowong process with the seal of the process with the wax pen called canting finished dikemplong Nglowong heavier are ready to be done. The technique of batik  consists of the main job, started from the main job, started with nglowong is tasted or batik his motives above using the wax pen called canting Nglowong heavier on the fabric also called ngengreng and after continued with nerusi on the other side of the NEMBOK, decreasing of wax both Nembok process before dipped into the dye, the desired section remains white must be closed with wax. The allusion wax ini layer wall for holding the color substance that do not leak those closed wax. Therefore this work is called menembok, if there is dispersal because tembokan less powerful then part of what should be a white will appear the path2 that reduce colored batik beauty. That is why the wax walls must be strong and resilient, another with wax klowong is thus not be too resilient for easy old paint surface if.

 

MEDEL, Immersion first in color substance Medel purpose is to give the color blue as the basic colors of the cloth. In the past this work takes many days because using dye substances indigo dye is very slow to absorb in the cloth are so that must be done repeatedly, now with modern color material can be done quickly.

 

NGEROK, remove wax klowong part that will be in soga to brown, old paint surface if with Cawuk a kind of blunt blade made from seng] to remove wax him.

 

mBIRONI, use wax to three next work fiftieth mBironi, which consists of the closure with wax parts of the cloth is still expected in blue, while the part in soga remain open. This mBironi work done in the sides of the batik fabric

 

MENYOGA, Immersion of both the process of Me”Nyoga” Menyoga is a process that many take time, because plunges into soga. If using natural soga, is not enough to just one or two times only, must repeatedly. Each time the immersion should be dried fowls open. Using the synthetic soga then this process can be shortened only half hour only. The term menyoga taken from a certain tree that it produces skin color soga [brown]when soaked in water.

 

NGLOROD, remove wax Nglorod process after getting the desired color, then the cloth should be experiencing the making process again the wax that is still lagging in heavier must be removed, the way with inserted into the boiling water called Nglorod.