Our Batik courses in Florence are open to everyone. No special requirements or enrollment in our Italian language courses are necessary to participate. The lessons can be conducted in both Italian and English.
Batik is a technique used to color fabrics and other objects, such as vases, by covering the areas that should remain colorless with wax or other waterproof materials, such as clay, resin, vegetable pastes, or starch.
The term originates from the Indonesian words “amba” (to write) and “titik” (dot, drop), referring to the act of drawing. The process of creating batik is called “membatik”.
Initially reserved for noble women, batik evolved from an aristocratic privilege to a national custom, widely practiced throughout the Indonesian archipelago. It has become the language through which Javanese philosophy, highly symbolic in nature, is expressed. Batik is used as a means of communication, reflecting the philosophy’s influence on every aspect of life, even in the smallest details.
Batik is used as a means of communication.