The Singayaksa motif comes from the name of a place where Sultan Hasanuddin prayed for God to guide him to the best spot for him to establish his palace. This motif signifies a hope to obtain divine guidance in life in order to be able to make a good decision.
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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 Banten
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 Banten Province
Banten Province has territorial borders DKI Jakarta and West Java provinces to the east, the Indian Ocean in the south, and Sunda Strait in the west. Banten is famous for the Ujung Kulon natural conservation center, which is designated as UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1992. Banten is one of the important transit port, it is connected to other maritime routes that lead to Southeast Asian regions, Australia and New Zealand.
Batik Villages in Banten 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.