History of batik in Yogyakarta is very closely related with the development of Majapahit kingdom and the spread of Islam religion in Java Island. Batik expansion was much done in times of ancient Mataram kingdom, then Islamic Mataram kingdom in Solo and Yogyakarta.
Batik in Indonesia was known since antiquity and continued to expand employment in the Majapahit kingdom and the subsequent kings. When you start widening this batik art belongs to the people of Indonesia and Java in particular tribe is after the end of the 18th century AD. Produced batik is batik, to the early 20th century AD and the new batik known after First World War which finished in 1920. Many Batik counties in Java center is another area, then Batik become a tool by the economic struggle against Muslim figure of Dutch economy.
Batik is art image on the cloth became a cultural of Indonesia kings of old world. Initially, batik done only limited in the Kingdom alone. The result is to dress the king and family and his followers in the government. As a result many followers king who lived outside the area of Yogyakarta Palace, batik art then brought them out of the Kingdom and made its place respectively.
Over time this batik art imitated by the people nearest and subsequently became widespread employment of women in the household to fill spare time. Furthermore, batik clothing was only the Kingdom family and then became a folk outfit that much preferred by women as well as men. White fabric material widely used that time is woven itself. Worn while painting consists of native plants from Indonesia.