Jambi Province – Indonesia
According to legend, the Angso duo batik motif is a pair of swans that are believed to have led Princess Mayang Mangurai and Orang Kayo Hitam in their quest for a place to stay or open a new country, which is now known as Jambi City. In another version, it represents the character of the Jambi people as a simple and conventional society. According to literature, this motif was invented since ca. 1400 AD.
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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 Jambi
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 Jambi Province
Jambi is not only known for its natural tourism but also it has a rich cultural diversity shown by its cultural heritage sites. Visitors can visit Karang Berahi Site, the Muaro Jambi Temple, the tombs of the kings, and the shape of Buddhist stupas in normal season or during annual local festivals.
Batik Villages in Jambi 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.