Kalo Sara

Southeast Sulawesi Province – Indonesia

Meanings:

 Kalo Sara is a sacred motif for Tolaki ethnic. It is considered as a way of life, the creation of social and moral order in Tolaki society. The Kalo Sara symbol represents the solution to overcome social-cultural conflicts in Tolaki community. This motif can be found in traditional architecture, as well as in Batik and woven textile.

Note:  All contents and batik images are protected by Indonesian cultural property law. This documentation is intended for educational purposes and to facilitate the preservation of Batik UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage 2009. Any use of published materials is allowed only with reference to this website as the original source of publication. 

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!

Authentic 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.

Batik Community

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

Woven Batik Production Process in Southeast Sulawesi

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. 

Woven Batik Regions

Overview of Southeast Sulawesi Province

Southeast Sulawesi is known for its cultural richness. Its 11 intangible cultural heritages were designated as Indonesia’s national cultural heritage. In order to raise the interest of the young generation, the government policy strengthens the preservation of local culture by introducing safeguarding training and education on cultural heritage at high school level. 

 

Woven Batik Production Villages in Southeast Sulawesi Province

Woven textile villages are the region where the textile heritage producers mostly reside and open their workshops, as well as display their textile products. You could buy the textiles from the artisans and participate in the making process of Batik on the site.

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