batik[bə tēk′, bä′tēk′]
A woman creating a design on cloth using the batik method.
- a method of dyeing designs on cloth by coating the parts that are not to be dyed with removable wax
- cloth so decorated or a design made in this way
Origin of batikMalay
- a. A method of dyeing a fabric by which the parts of the fabric not intended to be dyed are covered with removable wax.b. A design that is created by this method.
- Fabric dyed by this method.
transitive verbba·tiked, ba·tik·ing, ba·tiks
Origin of batikMalay batek, of Javanese origin, from Proto-Austronesian *beCík, tattoo (from the fact that the original process of piercing the waxed cloth prior to soaking was similar to tattooing).
detail of a batiked textile
(third-person singular simple present batiks, present participle batiking, simple past and past participle batiked)
- To dye fabric using the wax-resist method.
- Javanese "baṭik"