Other than courage and steadfastness, this motif also signifies that the wearer is an unconquerable spirit, as symbolized by the wavy pattern that is like both the undulations of a keris Javanese dagger and the curls of the ocean’s waves. Parang rusak wearers are noble characters who can control the continuous waves of temptation in human daily life. As such, this motif is reserved for royalty and nobility.
How to preserve Batik
Philosophical Meanings of Batik
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!
Batik Production Process in Yogyakarta
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.