1 A method (originally used in Java) of producing coloured designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed.
as modifier ‘batik scarves’
1.1 Cloth that has been dyed using the batik method.
Late 19th century: from Javanese, literally ‘painted’.
Bob built batik block patterns with his wax applicator before dying the cloth dark blue.