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One part of Indonesian culture which is acknowledge as a culture heritage is Batik. It is Indonesian traditional fabric that is produced through a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique originated from Indonesia. It is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting,or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired.The process identifices the kind of batiks : written, stamped and print batik. First is written batik. It used Canting as a pen and Lilin/Malam as an ink. Second is stamp batik. It used a stamp with a carving of motive there. Third is print batik. This is the easier batik,because it only use a computer and a printer (for a clothe) for make the motive.

A tradition of making batik is found in various countries; the batik of Indonesia, however, may be the best-known. Indonesian batik made in the island of Java has a long history of acculturation, with diverse patterns influenced by a variety of cultures, and is the most developed in terms of pattern, technique, and the quality of workmanship. In October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. 

The other well known culture symbols is puppet. There are four kind: 

1. Wayang golek are three-dimensional wooden rod puppets that are operated from below a wooden rod that runs through the body to the head, and by sticks connected to the hands. The construction of the puppets contributes to their versatility, expressiveness and aptitude for imitating human dance. Wayang golek is mainly associated with Sundanese culture of West Java. In Central Java, the wooden wayang also known as Wayang Menak, which originated from Kudus, Central Java.



2. Wayang kulit refers to the leather construction of the puppets.




3. Wayang wong, also known as Wayang orang (literally "human wayang"), is a type of Javanese theatrical performance wherein humancharacters imitate movements of a puppet show.



4. The players wear masks known as wayang topeng or wayang gedog. The word gedog comes from kedok, which, like topeng means "mask".




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