Central Kalimantan Province – Indonesia
This motif was created based on the local wisdom and philosophy of the Anggrek Tewu (“Sugarcane Orchid”) blossom. The people of Kotawaringin Timur want to emulate the sugar cane orchid’s way of life: It continuously grows as it attaches itself to trees without killing its host, symbolizing the social harmony of living together and benefiting from each other without hurting each other. It represents Kotawaringin Timur’s hope to become the most developed district among other districts in Central Kalimantan.
How to preserve Batik
Philosophical Meanings of Batik
If you want to meet the Batik artisans, we encourage you to visit and support Batik workshops in Indonesia. You may discover the local tourism that suits your preference!
Batik Production Process in Central Kalimantan
Batik production can take 1 month up to 2 years of working time depending on the purposes of the textile creation and the colour complexity. The Batik handwriting textile is generally made with 8 design steps, ranging from wax patterning to colouring process. The artists use Canting, as a tool to put hot melted wax on the cloth.
Overview of Central Kalimantan Province
Batik Villages in Central Kalimantan Province
Other Motifs in Central Kalimantan
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