Batik clothing is one of the most common uses of batik fabric. In fact, creating clothing was probably one of the very first uses of batik fabric. Clothing made from batik is used in many different countries and can be use for the most mundane of uses to the most exalted. The most ornate batik garments are decorated with patterns and symbols representing the family that is wearing or the event that it is being worn for. Batik is traditionally worn in its countries of origin for celebratory events such as weddings, funeral or even birth.
Batik fabric is also commonly used in beach attire. Generally made of cotton or rayon, batik beach wear makes for a light fabric that covers yet keeps you cool. Commercially made batik beach wear is relatively easy to find.
Beautiful clothing for women can be made from batik fabric in the form of saris, skirts and dresses and of course the traditional kebaya dresses that are commonly found in Indonesia.
Batik fabric also makes excellent clothing for children. It is light, airy and can be dyed and patterned with bright colors and beautiful images that represent the spirit of childhood.
Batik fabric is sometimes used in men’s clothing as well. African mud cloth batik shirts were a common staple of the 70’s and are making a comeback today.
Of course in addition to these many batik accessories are also popular today such as aprons, hats, purses and bags.
For more information on individual batik garments, how to find quality pieces and where to buy them click on the individual garment type below.