Gajah Way Kambas
Lampung Province – Indonesia
The motif illustrates the Lampung’s natural reserve, the Way Kambas. Way Kambas is a protected nature reserve that serves as the elephant conservation center. For Hindu community, the elephant symbolizes the Airlangga, who is the god of wisdom and knowledge mastery.
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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 Lampung
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 Lampung Province
Lampung Province has a fairly long coastline and a series of mountains called the Bukit Barisan. The Bukit Barisan is a series of volcanic mountains that stretch along the island of Sumatra from the northern tip of Nangroe Aceh Darussalam to the southern tip of Lampung Province.
Batik Villages in Lampung 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.