Awan Larat Riau
Riau Province – Indonesia
This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and self-knowledge. These characteristics are the basic moral education introduced by Riau parents to their children. Flowers and buds are the symbol of love, purity, sincerity, humbleness, friendship, and brotherhood. Parents hope that the advice contained in this motif can always be remembered and practiced by their children.
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How to preserve Batik
Philosophical Meanings of Batik
Learn and identify the meaning of the motifs from each region. Are you searching for a meaningful gift for your loved ones? Surprise them with a merry little Batik!
Buy the authentic handwritten Batik textiles to add to your prestigious collection. Such support will enhance the well-being of Batik artisans and preserve the living heritage.
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!
UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009
Batik Production Process in Riau
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 Riau Province
Riau is a province located on the island of Sumatra. This province is known as one of the richest provinces in Indonesia. Riau also has exceptional cultural wealth as it registered 76 types of Indonesian intangible cultural heritage, ranging from food, art, dances, traditional cloth, rituals, and folk games.
Batik Villages in Riau Province
Batik villages are the region where the Batik producers mostly reside and open their Batik workshops, as well as display their Batik products. You could buy the Batik textiles from the artisans and participate in the making process of Batik on the site.
Other Motifs in Riau
Kasih Tak Sampai
‘Kasih Tak Sampai’ is an idiom in the Indonesian language which refers to
Pucuk Rebung Riau
Pucuk Rebung symbolizes heart determination in achieving goals, good luck, and
Tanjung flower is a type of Cherry tree flower, which is commonly found in