West Nusa Tenggara Province – Indonesia
This motif illustrates Peresean performance which is usually performed during the commemoration of Proclamation Day, or other major holidays. Peresean is a game that pits strength between players. In this performance, the players are allowed to hit each other by using rattan until the opponent surrenders. Sometimes some kinds of magic are used by both players to win the game, for example, Bau Balung. Bau Balung is a magic that can cause opponents to lose their energy. The Peresean motif is depicted in batik motif as an appreciation made to preserve this special art performance in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
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How to preserve Batik
Philosophical Meanings of Batik
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UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009
Batik Production Process in West Nusa Tenggara
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 West Nusa Tenggara Province
West Nusa Tenggara or Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) is famous as Halal tourism destination, as it won the best halal tourism destination during World Halal Travel Awards in 2015. The province has a total of four airports with one international airport. With great combination of culture and natural ressources, NTB has been designated as one of 10 national priority tourism destinations. Among other regions, Mandalika and Rinjani National Park have been recognized as UNESCO Global Geopark in 2018.
Batik and Woven Textile Production Villages in West Nusa Tenggara Province
Textile heritage villages are the region where the traditional textile 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 on the site.
Other Motifs in West Nusa Tenggara
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