Read Gitu Loh - Insan Terpadu Middle School Batik extracurriculars have produced several batik products from students who study them. The Khoirun Nisa' Extracurricular Advisor (Ustdzah Iir), on the occasion also wanted her students' understanding of the process of making Batik and Batik fashion to be tested.
So from the batik they have produced they were asked about the process and philosophy. An example is the difference between a klowongan canting and an isen canting.
One of the students, Suci answered, that the klowongan canting is used to draw the outer pattern and the size of the canting is bigger. While isen is a smaller canting and is used to fill pictures in batik patterns, for example pictures of leaves.
Next, Ustadzah Iir asked about the differences between premium batik and ordinary batik. The students also managed to answer that premium batik has a higher coloring quality and the process is done several times. Meanwhile, ordinary batik is only printed once and the colors are not as bright as premium batik.
Students from other groups also got basic questions. For example Sherin who has to answer the color gradation of batik. According to him, in gradations, it is necessary to choose a base color, then a suitable gradation color is determined.
"The meeting of the two colors is sprayed so that the transition will have a faint color that looks unified," she said.
She also explained about symmetrical batik, namely in the form of a mirror image or between two folds there is the same image but in the opposite direction.
On the other hand there needs to be a process of drying batik cloth. Namely when the water glass was done, coloring, releasing wax, also during the design drawing process. This needs to be done so that each process is thorough and of high quality.
In batik, images with a single pattern and continuous patterns are also known. A single pattern is an image that stands alone on both the front and back of the shirt. The continuous pattern presents images that are continuously intertwined starting from the front of the batik shirt, the sides, to the back of the shirt. ***