Banten Province – Java Island, Indonesia
Tangerang Herang motif is a symbol of Tangerang city. It is a combination of several motifs, including a pavilion house, ten doors, a boat, and jasmine blossom. The pavilion house represents the central government building of Tangerang city, while the ten doors symbol refers to the Ten Water Gates of Tangerang. The boat symbolizes the Dragon Boat, which is one of the sports commonly practiced on Cisadane River. Jasmine flower is a symbol dedicated to commemorate Nyi Mas Melati (“Lady Golden Jasmine”), a local female hero who fought against Dutch colonists in the 19th Century.
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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.
Other Motifs in Banten
This motif reflects the daily activities of the Baduy tribe in Banten. The main ornaments of batik motif consist of:
The Singayaksa motif comes from the name of a place where Sultan Hasanuddin used to
The name of the Srimanganti motif is derived from Palace’s hallway that connects to