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Banten and Betawi, The City Batik that can Show the Identity of Jakarta Preserving Betawi Culture

05/23/2018




Source: teropongmetro.com

Banten and Betawi also has a batik that is not less interesting with other batik-batik from the regions in Indonesia. Batik Banten and Betawi, The City Batik that can Show the Identity of Jakarta Preserving Betawi Culture is known for its unique motifs. The motifs and patterns applied to the fabric use typical Banten and Betawi motifs that take on cultural and natural elements. Banten and Betawi typical motive is certainly make this batik look beautiful and make anyone who wear it will look more elegant and graceful.

 

Batik Banten, The City Batik that can Show the Identity of Jakarta Preserving Betawi Culture

The remaining local wisdom from the central government of the Sultanate of Islam, The Sultanate of Banten has inherited a variety of unique and unique ancient objects. Through the inheritance, the community can carve the masterpieces of superior works as inventory of children in the land of Banten. Various studies of the use of ornaments typical Banten has been transformed and designed into the medium of cotton and silk fabric called batik Banten. This batik is rich in philosophical content that implies in every motif taken from toponym.

Since patented in 2003, Batik Banten has undergone a long process until finally recognized around the world. Batik Banten patented after a study in Malaysia and Singapore which followed 62 countries in the world. Batik Banten get the best predicate of the world. After the appeal on 5 June as the day of world batik, Banten became the first batik to have patents in UNESCO. Even now Batik Banten has grown to various overseas.

Batik Banten has the identity of tell story (motif telling story) have its own distinctive rather than other batik. Some of his motives were adopted from historical objects (artifacts). In each motif there is a gray color that supposedly becomes a mirror Banten. Batik Banten has unique characteristics and unique because in addition to his motive tells the story of history, this batik usually comes from the remains of objects such as pottery and the names of Banten kingdom worship such as Aryamandalika, Sabakingking, and others.

Batik Betawi, The City Batik that can Show the Identity of Jakarta Preserving Betawi Culture

Similar to others batik in various regions in Indonesia, Jakarta which incidentally is the center of Betawi culture also has a peculiar style batik fabric which is often called Batik Betawi. Only, this Batik does have different colors and patterns of batik mostly. Batik Betawi average has bright colors and motifs taken from the cultural values contained in the community. Ondel-ondel, Ciliwung River, and Ceila Map are some examples.

For example Batik with Ciliwung River motif, is expected if wearing Betawi cloth with this motif then the wearer is expected. For example Batik with Ciliwung River motif, it is hoped that if wearing Betawi cloth with this motif then the wearer is expected sustenance smoothly like Ciliwung River water flow. Even on the motif of Nusa Kelapa is stored a legend that the area named Jakarta is in the past given the name Nusa Coconut.

Few people know several years ago, said that before running for Jakarta governor, Jokowi wanted to use Ondel-ondel Batik for branding his campaign. But somehow, finally the booming checkered clothes. After serving as governor, Jokowi obliges his employees to wear a typical Betawi shirt every Wednesday. Although Jokowi likes to wear a sarong shirt of Betawi ala Si Pitung, Jokowi does not close the possibility for anyone who wants to wear Batik Betawi as a Betawi special clothes that can show the identity of Jakarta as well as preserving Betawi culture.

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