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Pasar Payang 35

Pasar Payang 35
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Location: Pasar Payang (Payang Market), Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Batik

From Wikipedia:

Batik is a Javanese word and refers to a generic wax-resist dyeing technique used on fabric. The word comes from the Javanese word "amba", meaning ”to write”, and the Indonesian word for dot or point, "titik".

The technique is thought to be over a thousand years old, and historical evidence demonstrates that cloth decorated with this resist technique was in use in the early centuries AD in Africa, the Middle East, and in several places in Asia. Although there is no sure explanation as to where batik first was “invented”, many observers believe that it was brought to Asia by travelers from the Indian subcontinent.

Despite the fact that batik may have originated elsewhere, most observers believe that batik has reached its highest artistic expression in Indonesia, particularly in Java. The art of batik was later spread to the rest of the Indonesian archipelago and to the Malay Peninsula, where the popularity of the cloth led to the establishment of many other production centers. Batik has become a very central means of artistic expression for many of the areas of Asia and a deeply integrated facet of Asian culture.
Date: 2006-09-06 10:28:21



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Comments

I love your vibrant 'Pasar Payang 35' batik colors!!! -- I invite you to enter this delightful photo in the exciting free "FIRST - THE EARTH!" HTML Photo-ART Exhibition Competition, category -- 'TRADITIONAL CRAFTS & DEVELOPING NATIONS INDUSTRIES'. -- This is a wonderful GLOBAL opportunity for your work to be viewed too! -- +2700 visitors to date! -- To enter - Make me your flickr CONTACT, mail the 75 X 75 html square. After entering, add a Comment here to let everyone know! -- Details - www.flickr.com/people/melcir-selfportraits-2006/. Good luck. - Mel
melcir.meri 2007-03-19 17:44:44
Thanks melcir.meri for the fave and the invitation
Zairi 2007-03-20 11:20:11
Gorgeous bright colors. I sure miss that Pasar...especially the food.
wildcats' fan 2007-04-05 02:19:53
Entered this in "FIRST - THE EARTH!" Photo-ART Competition
Zairi 2007-04-07 11:10:27
Wonderful
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A great image, much admired by Donna62 --,
a "FIRST - THE EARTH!" member - www.flickr.com/groups/first-the-earth/
Donna62 2007-09-16 02:20:13
cool dresses from central asia. Which country are these from?
I have some too at:
www.zarinas.com/
mariamw73 2008-12-08 13:49:28
Terengganu, Malaysia
Zairi 2008-12-09 20:22:02

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