Sero Tangga

Central Sulawesi Province – Indonesia

Meanings:

The Sero Tangga motif refers to the lives of the coastal fishermen communities of Sulawesi. This motif means fruitful results gained from hard work. This motif implies good hopes and success that one can achieve in life. Local literature also mentioned that this motif illustrates an endearing feeling and sacrifices of a person to fulfil the wishes of his/her lover.

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

Batik Production Process in Central 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. 

Batik Regions 

Overview of Central Sulawesi Province

Central Sulawesi Province is located in the central part of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.  This province is known for its famous Donggala Bay, the largest and busiest trading port in Sulawesi during the Banawa kingdom era (14-16 Century). Central Sulawesi has extraordinary natural beauty and its splendid cultural festivals such as World Percussion Festivals, such as Palu Salonde Percussion in Palu City and the Vula Dongga Festival in Parigi Moutong.

Batik Villages in Central Sulawesi 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.

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