Roots of Plans Can Be a Coloring on Batik Cloth
Batik can also be made from natural coloring, such as wood, flowers, spices, various herbal drinks, and cows' manure.
There is a new innovation in Batik coloring process, that is processing many kinds of plants and roots (e.g. curcuma, kayu manis, and jelawe) in to Batik coloring substances in which so far they are known as raw materials in producing herbal drinks
Beside they are fragrant, these colors from plants and roots are believed to be able to give warmth to Batik users. Moreover, the prices of these natural sources are cheaper compared to chemical substances used by Batik artists generally for this time being. And the most important, the wastes of natural sources are safer and environmentally friendlier.
To produce natural colors, these plants and roots are firstly boiled. In order to get brownish color, the combinations of kayu manis, mengkudu root and jelawe are needed..
Beside it is easy to get, the Batik art from natural coloring also has relatively high selling prices compared to Batik with chemical colorings