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Batik betawi is not a solo batik, batik Cirebon, or batik lasem because betawi not produce batik.Betawi not like the cities in Java, which produces batik with a certain style so that in those cities could be identified through the batik motifs and corak.Kalaupun in Betawi batik ever growing business, entrepreneurs and craftsmen come from cities in Java, which is famous as a producer of batik. Betawi batik batik is unique among other local specialty. The uniqueness that is present in striking colors, as well as with his motive.

As a result, if anyone asks, typical of batik betawi like what ..? Certainly no one can answer with certainty. If you see some batik collections at the Museum of Textiles, textile motifs and patterns called Batik Batavia matching batik-batik coastal usually brightly colored. This was corroborated by a statement Suwati Kartiwa, author of many books on Indonesian culture, especially textiles, in the "Batik Betawi: The Cultural Perspective Creative" that elements of the natural environment Betawi same coastal area coastal batik so much favored in Batavia. Possible origin of users also come from a variety of batik-producing areas, they come together and stay long in Batavia spread their culture in the form of textiles.

Typical betawi batik cloth that is woven sarong by accentuating Tumpal, which form a triangular geometric motifs as the fence line of the head cloth and cloth body. When worn, Tumpal must be on the front. Phoenix motif also included in the characteristic of batik betawi as a symbol of happiness. Betawi batik motives are more focused on the artistic culture of the Betawi culture is influenced by Arab, Indian, Dutch, and Chinese. Judging from his motives, batik betawi split of some kind, namely Ondel-ondel, Nusa coconut, Ciliwung, Rasamala, and Salakanegara.

From : Banget Batik Indonesia (KBBI)


From work-in Solo and Yogyakarta royal surroundings 17.18 and 19 centuries, batik and widespread, especially in the area of Java Island. Batik initially just a hobby of the royal family in the ornate through clothing. But subsequent developments, pleh society developed into a commodity perdagamgan batik.

Solo Batik is famous for its style and its traditional batik pattern in the stamp and in the process of batik he wrote. The materials used for staining still remains a lot of use of domestic materials such as Java soga already known since the first. The pattern remained among others, famous for "Sidomukti" and "Sidoluruh".

While the origins of batik of Yogyakarta region known since the kingdom of Mataram into any raj-I with a Panembahan Senopati. The first area is the village of batik Plered. Batik work at that time confined within the royal family is done by the queen's ladies auxiliary. From here batik work extends to the first trap on the other the wife of the royal family of courtiers and soldiers. At the official ceremony the royal family empire both men and women wearing clothes with kombonasi batik and striated. Therefore, this kingdom received a visit from the people and the people interested in the clothes worn by the royal family and imitated by the people and finally meluaslah batik out of the palace walls.

As a result of good old time of war between the families of the kings as well as between the Dutch colonial past, so many families of the king who fled and settled in the area of new areas, among others, to Banyumas, Pekalongan, and East kedaerah Ponorogo, Tulungagung and sebagainy a. Meluasny a local batik to areas stricken area, according to the historical development of Indonesian struggle began the 18th century. Families who fled the palace this is developing all over the island of Java, batik is now and grow according to nature and the new area.

Diponegoro's war against the Netherlands, urged the prince and his family and his followers had to leave the kingdom. They then spread towards the East and West. Then in the new areas that the family and followers of Prince Diponegoro to develop batik.

Go to Solo and Yogyakarta Batik East refine existing style batik in Mojokerto and Tulung Court. It also spread to Gresik, Surabaya and Madura. Medium westward batik growing in Banyumas, Pekalongan, Tegal, Cirebon.


Three Influential Religion On Batik Art

Three Influential Religion On Batik Art
Since the days of the Majapahit Kingdom, batik art is influenced by three religions, namely, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Most of the Surakarta palace batik collection, Mangkunegaran, Yogyakarta, and Pakualaman get the effect of these three religions.

More or less similar pattern created from the fourth this palace, only differ in the modification. The influence of Hindu motifs seen in the picture eagle, flame, bird or tree death. Meanwhile, more swastika motifs derived from Buddhist influence.

Abstract motifs are present when the influence of Islam. Prohibition of religion in drawing living things in one piece, making batik artists deal with the form of abstract animal images.
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The Beauty of Indonesian Culture in Batik

Indonesia is an archipelago country has many ethnic groups. Effect of geographic and ethnic diversity makes Indonesia is rich in cultural diversity. However, lately one of Indonesia's intellectual property such as traditional batik motifs, many plagiarized and stolen by the craftsmen from other countries.

So, what can we do? There are many ways to be able to believe is owned by Indonesian batik. One way is an event held by the magazine PRODO in collaboration with Yayasan Batik Indonesia, the Batik Fashion Design Competition (LRBB) 2008. In particular, as reported in its release, Alberthiene Endah, the magazine's editor PRODO, hopes to inspire people LRBB lovers of fashion, be it creative ideas in modern batik display from the designers and for consumers, able to foster a love to wear batik.

LRBB open to the public with participants from all over Indonesia. With a team of judges, among others Guruh Soekarno Putra, Martha Tilaar, Yultin Ginanjar Kartasasmita, Samuel Wattimena, Barli Asmara, Okky Asokawati, and Alberthiene Endah himself as Chairman of the jury.

Mengulik little about batik, batik originated from the Javanese, the "amba", or wrote, and "point". The word itself refers batik cloth with a pattern generated by the materials 'night' (wax) is applied onto the fabric, so that resist the entry of dye. History records that the activity of batik has become a skill that can become a livelihood by the women of the past. Therefore, women batik became the exclusive job until the discovery of 'Batik Cap'.

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History of Indonesian Batik From Around the Javanese kingdom of Majapahit Up

History of Indonesian Batik From Around the Javanese kingdom of Majapahit Up
Batik is used by people of Indonesia now, and even exported abroad, actually has a long history. The origins of Indonesian batik was strongly associated with the development of the kingdom of Majapahit and the spread of Islam in Java. This happened around the end of the 18th century. Beginning batik clothing made of the kings in the Kingdom of Majapahit, and increasingly extends into the kingdom of Mataram, Yogyakarta and Solo. When in Kerajaam Majapahit, the servants make batik to be worn by kings, family members and followers of the king. Where the followers of many who live outside the kingdom. Therefore, this batik culture gradually spread to ordinary people in their homes. At that time, batik became part of the work of the women to fill spare time and earn a living. So batik clothes are no longer limited to the king and his family, but become people's everyday clothing, both for women and men. After the 20th century, around 1920, which became known batik broad and growing popularity of Islam in Indonesia, many students in central Java, which makes the production of batik as the economic motor of society. Staining materials to batik when it was still very traditional and natural, that is using the color of processed Morinda citrifolia tree, indigo, height, soga. Used was salt and soda ash soil sludge used as raw soda.

Batik art in the area of Mojokerto and Tulung the Great, has an origin of the Majapahit kingdom. Antiquity, in Tulung Agung which is still part of the Majapahit Kingdom territory controlled by the Duke of Kalang who defected from the Kingdom Mahapahit. However, batik culture is still carried by the community. And it spread to the Mojokerto area. So until now known all kinds of batik Mojokerto. At that time white cloth woven batik used alone. With the influx of Chinese traders who bring drugs and stamp techniques, batik finally started in mass production with engineering stamp. Culture baitk batik or batik stamp is continues to spread to other areas such as Psychology, and Kediri.

History of Batik Indonesia extends to the East Java area, namely Ponorogo, Pekalongan and Banyumas. For the purpose of spreading the teachings of Islam to the region of East Java by one of the king of Majapahit, the culture was also deployed there batik. With the onset of Dutch colonial rule was finally the royal family in Central Java, many who fled to the west and east Java wilaya, to batik continued to expand into other areas such as: Cirebon, Ciamis, Tegal, Kebumen, Holy, and finally almost complete throughout the city in the and outside the island of Java.



batik is contested by neighboring countries and could be used by a number of international students every Monday at one private university in Bandung even Foreign Affairs Ambassador in Indonesia, but there's nothing wrong when batik comes with a different look such as young children currently use. Batik Kimono simple model but it looks beautiful and elegant ... Everytime, Every Moment We Can use Batik ... Starting as a gift as a stylish and trendy young people. Not just a regular batik but made special Indonesian batik print and survive long enough though continues to be worn. The colors do not fade away. The more used the more interesting. Especially when I take a walk while wearing the modern batik. As if I was the center of attention, they say "Nice model and good Colour." Even my Contacts from Chinesy, USA says that he likes Batista. Makes me look different and be a young Indonesian woman who really is. Beautiful and charming with the feel of Indonesia yamg adapted to environmental conditions

Keeping Batik Just For Not So Trends

Have you opened the cupboard and count the number of batik clothes there? Or just sit in a coffee shop and count the number of people dressed in batik in front of you?

Since the recognition of batik as a cultural heritage objects not humans Indonesia by UNESCO one year ago, followed by determination of October 2 as the Day of National Batik by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Indonesian community enthusiasm soared to wear batik.

If 10 years ago may only parents who wear batik cloth-it was as long or formal shirt, then now teenagers and young age were more comfortable on the move berbusanakan batik.

Batik no longer appear in official events are boring, but also in casual styles `nan` chic and fresh.
Batik evolved in all forms of clothing along with the imagination and creativity of renowned Indonesian fashion designers.

In addition to a row of luxury high fashion design, batik has also appeared in various desains relaxed a much simpler with much cheaper price.

From the President, professionals, famous artists, school children, to the pedicab driver on a street corner, batik wear it because it knows no social status.

But the euphoria did not seem enough for an Edward Hutabarat. This prestigious national fashion designers like to invite the people of Indonesia are not only familiar with sheet after sheet of batik physically, but also know the story behind the making of batik.

"Someone may have tens of batik fashion collections and is able to mention the differences of each pattern with a fluent, but not everyone knows" backstage "(the story behind) every kind of batik," Edward said in launching the campaign "Love On Batik Never never fade" in National Museum, Jakarta, on Friday.

Shown in batik shirt short sleeve blue patterned with white ground, the man born Tarutung, North Sumatra, had expressed concern when batik only a momentary trend is missing so the movement of the time.

Therefore, he stressed the need to build awareness in Indonesian society for batik is not only a momentary trend. "In order for identity and love of batik in modern life does not fade," he said.

Indonesian society, he said, carry a great responsibility to preserve batik as the nation's cultural heritage.

For that, he recommends everyone knows "backstage" every kind of batik in Indonesia, batik is a minimal collection.

"Do not just batik, but a culinary example of the area, how the life of society, or other art," said the man who claimed to have traveled to Cirebon, Pekalongan, Yogya, Solo and some other batik-producing city.

He proudly showed a collection of photographs into evidence part of his journey to find the root of each piece of batik cloth that is characteristic of regions that make them.

"Batik is not just the physical appearance of a typical Indonesian fashion, but there is a long process, taste and aesthetics are wrapped with a feeling in the making," he said.

Edward the evening featuring some of his latest collection confirms that any scratches in the process of making batik canting involve emotion and book the many aspects of life surrounding environment.

Indonesian Tradition

Indonesian people to know exactly when and origin of the word batik batik into the debate until now although some parties mentioned batik has become part of the Indonesian people's life since the era of Majapahit.

But a family photo of RA Kartini is older than 100 years ago showed that more than 100 years ago the people of Indonesia, especially Java, have been very familiar with batik.

In Indonesia, batik tradition handed down from generation to generation, from mother to son, from grandmother to granddaughter.

Therefore, in the ancient times of origin motif can be recognized from certain family and shows the status of a person.

According to Edward, setihehdaknya need 20-25 years until someone recognized eminent batik artists.

"It takes 20-25 years to be able to draw all kinds of batik, because batik is more than just drawing on fabric, this is the work done with heart," he said.

A number of cities in Java to Madura Island known for their style batik cloth that is very typical.

Batik-batik from coast-Pekalongan, Cirebon, Tuban, has a style and color that is more diverse because the interaction of local residents with the settlers.

Foreign influences that enrich the creations of batik, to the point that in the era of European colonization appear tulip motif and horse-drawn carriage in batik.

Meanwhile, batik-batik from Yogyakarta and Solo tend to take the color of the soil with complex motives and small.

Edward and share tips on caring for fabric or batik fashion for color remains bright, not faded and durable.

He says, to wash a piece of batik fabric collection which was about an 50-year needs special treatments.

"I use hot water and set up four buckets of water to wash one sheet of ancient batik cloth," she said, accompanied by the Senior Manager of Product Development PT KAO Indonesia Seiji Kikuta.

Men born August 31, said one bucket of hot water while the other three buckets of cold water.

"Dishwashing soap dissolved in hot water, then soaked cloth. Then the cloth was moved to another bucket three turns, "he said.

Then, he said, batik cloth stacked with dry towel and dried by using peralon (plastic pipe) or bamboo.

While Kikuta that afternoon wearing a red colored long-sleeve batik mengakubahwa OBC understands the difficulties and concerns of consumers Indonesian batik while washing her favorite.

And that's what inspires a global company that has more than 25 years in Indonesia is to offer new innovations; laundering modern, practical and gentle to keep the batik color does not fade.

"We want to give a special innovation for the Indonesian people," he said in Bahasa Indonesian and English.

Launching the campaign "Love On Batik Never never fade" that closed the fashion show 17 works of Edward the entirety is a woman's clothing.

The designer who has been in the fashion world for 30 years this time using batik patterned mega overcast and the morning-afternoon in a variety of casual clothing, ranging from short jackets, babydoll-style skirts, long jackets, wide-cut dress at the bottom and tank top dresses newfangled .

Through this show, Edwards seems to want to set an example of how we should enforce batik, for culture of a nation that has been recognized in the international arena.