Unique bali batik fabric is guaranteed to make for the best end products, in accordance with your liking. If you are into ethnic stuff, Balinese batik is the best there is because of its versatility both in patterns and in choice of materials. This is not to say that other kinds of batik in Indonesia are not superior but the Balinese variants are more flexible and boasting even higher degree of dynamics that others may sparsely have or lack thereof. In the industry of Indonesian batik-making, there is this thing called pakem, which roughly translates to “things to heed; a fixed set of regulations”. These regulations are to be kept in mind all the time when it comes to creating a fabric. But curiously, this seems to only exist in Javanese batik-making technique. Its Balinese counterpart is practically unaffected due to perhaps the fact that Balinese silk batik has only emerged in the 1970s as opposed to Javanese batik’s ancient origin. The lack of pakem in Balinese batik-making technique allows the artisans to be able to exercise their artistic freedom in creating patterns and motifs. With such freedom present, Balinese batik-makers also have the access to incorporating as many elements as they see fit.
Unique bali batik fabric bears distinct difference from others in that it boasts a typical theme that is a combination of modern and traditional values. Modern elements are present in the form of the use of color palettes that are brighter as well as motifs that display waving patterns. Traditional side of silk Balinese batik culture appears in the form of symbols distinct to local ethnic values. As such, animalistic elements can be observed in pretty much all kinds of Balinese batik such as herons, dragons, turtles, and so forth.
Unique bali batik fabric is also distinct in terms of what influences its creation. Backed by the fact that the island of Bali is Indonesia’s most well-traveled tourist destination, different cultural elements also seep through as evidenced by rich art forms. As a result, Balinese batik fabrics oftentimes display a combination of different Indonesian cultures that are merged with Bali’s own. Bali-Pekalongan batik fabrics can be observed as a result of this merging as well as Bali-Papua batik patterns. This only adds to the flexibility and dynamics of batik culture in Bali and people coming to Bali are more than happy to get some to bring back home.