Batik is the name of an ancient artisan method of dying cloth that has been rubbed with beeswax. What emerges is a beautiful, almost tie-dye effect on the material. The modern tradition originated in Indonesia but has long since been a part of African craftsmanship in Ancient Egypt and parts of Nigeria and Senegal. The Indonesian method of batik was introduced in Africa by Dutch and English traders in the 1800s from Java, Indonesia. Today, Batik is worn throughout Africa, and most notably was worn by Nelson Mandela.