They worked in a group to choose one of several batik styles (Sundanese batik, Chinese batik, Indian batik, African batik, Thailand batik, Malaysian batik) to do their research. They shared typical pictures and answered the questions below:
- What colours are the most popular in this batik style?
- What patterns do they often use? And why?
Remarkably, they all figured out that different cultures have huge effects on different batik styles.
For example, there are lots of elephants and temples in Thailand batik patterns, because it is a buddhist country and elephants mean a lot to the Thai people.