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The tradition of batik was originally a family tradition of Indonesian kings in ancient times. At that time only limited batik work in the palace alone and proceeds to dress the king and family and his followers. Because many of the followers of the king who lived outside the palace, the art of batik was brought by them out palace and worked in their own place.
In the process, batik which was once a symbol of feudalism Java where there are batik to the king and his family well for the average person batik, batik handicraft gradually called batik was imitated by the people nearest and subsequently expanded into a very popular folk clothes, both men and women. Originally batik is made just above the material with white color made of cotton cloth called mori. Today the batik which has become a traditional Indonesian fabric is also made on other materials such as silk, polyester, rayon and other synthetic materials. In addition, the manner of manufacture is also changing. In addition to batik, batik is batik motif formed by hand, now there is also a batik cap, batik printing, and batik painting.