Batik fractal. Courtesy of designer Era Soekamto
When I heard the term of batik fractal, I was a bit befuddled. What kind of animal is that? Then I found out that batik fractal is the kind of batik made using jBatik software that can create new batik patterns out of old batik pattern. All you have to do is change the parameters, such as angles, repetition, thickness or length. Therefore, the pattern possibility is infinity!
jBatik is a project started by the trio from Pixel People Project: Nancy Margried, Muhammad Lukman and Yun Hariadi. The software received an award of excellence from UNESCO in 2008. Go ahead, bright Indonesians!
However, you do know that batik is not about the patterns, don't you? Batik is the pattern application technique.