Daun Lada Hitam
The word “Lada Hitam” refers to Black pepper in Indonesian language. This motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung province. Black Pepper is the symbol of the wealth and prosperity of Bangka Belitung society. This motif also illustrates the historical identity of Bangka Belitung as one of ancient spice routes since the 16th Century.
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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 Bangka Belitung
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 Bangka Belitung Province
Bangka Belitung is known as a tin-producing area. It has beautiful beaches and a multiethnic culture. The capital of the province is Pangkal Pinang. Bangka Belitung Islands Province (abbreviated as Babel) is located close to Sumatra Island.
Batik Villages in Bangka Belitung 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 Batik Motifs in the Category of Historical Memories
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La Galigo is a literary work of the Buginese Epic that consist of 300.000 lines and
Salakanagara batik motif symbolizes the first kingdom in Betawi territory