Batik began as a way of decorating colorful cloths in Asia and the Middle East over 2000 years ago. The pattern on our Batik Side Table is similar to Balinese designs that have been a part of the cultural tradition in Indonesia for centuries. In fact, the word "batik" comes from the Javanese word "tik" which means "to dot." This unique, sturdy wooden side table is open and airy, perfect for adding a laid-back, artistic element to any living room or comfortable patio. It's topped with a plate of clear tempered glass.