Jambi Province – Indonesia
Broken Durian motifs depict two parts of Durian fruit, which are still interlocked at the base of the stem. The first half of the fruit means the foundation of faith and piety. The second half signifies the mastery of science and technology. The overall meaning of this motif is that all works must be based on faith, moral wisdom, and supported by science and technology to get maximum and satisfying results.
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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.