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

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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