Batik is the art of decorating textiles with wax and dye. Photo: Shutterstock Batik is the art of decorating textiles with wax and dye. Photo: Shutterstock
Batik is the art of decorating textiles with wax and dye. Photo: Shutterstock
Indonesia

‘China, master copycat’: uproar in Indonesia at Xinhua’s batik claim

  • Xinhua released a video saying batik is a traditional craft ‘common among ethnic groups in China’, sparking protests by Indonesians on social media
  • There are long-standing disputes over the origins of food and traditions such as batik, rendang and nasi lemak among Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore

Topic |   Indonesia
Batik is the art of decorating textiles with wax and dye. Photo: Shutterstock Batik is the art of decorating textiles with wax and dye. Photo: Shutterstock
Batik is the art of decorating textiles with wax and dye. Photo: Shutterstock
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