Tohpati Village is just about 1 hour drive from Kuta, and famous for Bali’s hand Batik and traditional hand Weaving Center. Batik is a traditional form of painting fabric. They painstakingly use dots and lines from wax to decorate the cloth. It is very impressive to witness their process of making batik.
Batik is derived from the Javanese language, Its derived from the word of “Amba” means write and “Titik” means dot.
Even batik is derived from Javanese, but the existence of Batik in Java are not write on the history. G.P Rouffaer has an opinion that Batik tehnik are probably introduce from India or Srinlangka from 6 to 7 Century. But according to the F.A Sutjipto that Batik are originally came from Indonesia especially from Toraja, flores, Halmahera and Papua.
Nowadays batik can see a lot in Indonesia and for those who in Bali you will see Batik in Bali.
For the traditional hand weaving also can witness in here. For the Balinese wearing endek hand weaving with unique motif is most famous one.
Even the School, Government in Bali, they will wearing Endek or Batik on Friday.