Tuesday, July 21, 2009


While this seems to arise is the tendency to lift return prestige in society Indonesian batik even to foreign countries. It arose as a reaction against patent Malaysia on batik. People should realize that the technique of making patterns by using a candle night as the color barrier, or who we know as the techniques of batik, a technique which is universal. Which could be also used in India & China, though with different names.

The case is much more developed batik in Indonesia especially in Java. That's a different issue again. Because of batik in Indonesia is growing not just as a decorative technique but also with his philosophy even as a means of their application materials.

Development of Ornamental Variety Batik
Did you know that the word batik is derived from the word in the Java language that is the point or nitik which means making a point? Point is known as one of the motives filler or also known as isen in batik decorative pattern. From the point of growing up to be a motif of flora, fauna and even airplanes in the colonial era.

In its development, especially in Java batik motifs have various influences. In fact, each ornament in Javanese batik has a very complex design philosophy. That is why the world recognize that Java is a development center of batik to be like now.

Since its first decorative batik experience a variety of evolution because of various influences. For example, the character and social position of the users of batik cloth, situation and social conditions that are going on the community, the influence of foreign culture into Indonesia. Ornamental pattern batik is also influenced by the performing arts such as puppets, architecture and even literature. This shows how batik is very flexible to adapt to the development of society.

Currently, even a small community in Papua began developing distinctive Papuan batik. There's even Aboriginal batik ornaments, Danish or Indian. Of course this is due to the influence of free trade. Variety of decorative batik can be interpreted in accordance with market demand.

Perhaps this can be interpreted as the decadence of the achievement of Javanese batik as we know it. But I believe that batik will reach its own equilibrium. Variety of decorative batik with traditional grip equipment will continue to be maintained because of its uniqueness is not cracked by the era. While the batik ornament with a more progressive stream will also continue to grow.

Batik as Interior Decorating Elements
Previously only known application of batik on cloth. More specifically, in natural fiber fabrics. But today even the batik technique successfully applied to synthetic materials such as Lycra as is done Carmanita several years ago.

And since the early 1990s batik technique applied on the wood began to be known in general. Batik techniques on the wood is actually initiated by the business people are trying to find batik cloth breakthrough amid sluggish trade in batik cloth late 1980s into early 1990.

The development of techniques such as batik on wood pule wood, pine & albizia produces new developments in interior decoration. With the technique of batik on wood, there arose a product display with batik motifs such as masks, frames, candlesticks, jars depositors, mailboxes, bowls of wood, tissue box, file storage cabinets and even tiny. Because using the batik technique is exactly the same as the above technique of batik cloth, the interior decor knick knacks that produced too small. Given the difficulty of the work by using a large wooden material.

But breathe batik decoration products do not stop at the wood material. Iwan Tirta, a maestro of batik, applying batik designs with Chinese influences on tableware made of ceramics since several years ago. Jaya Ibrahim, a qualified interior designer international, designed the wooden wall panels are carved with batik motifs kawung for Dharmawangsa hotel. Even Bin House designing devices made of glass tableware that was etched with batik ornaments.

Batik technique is known as a means of expression in the form of crafters Yogya batik painting on fabric. Many souvenirs in the form of batik painting can be found in souvenir shops in the capital of Jogjakarta or department store network.

Batik as textile products, can also be used as other disposable items for interior decoration such as ornamental walls, insulation space, pillowcases, tablecloths. Even batik stamp tool can be used as a display of batik.

Batik Development for Future Interior Decorating

Various functions batik batik above shows the ability to adapt to flexible, which raised hopes that Indonesia will be able to develop the classic batik motifs on new materials to support the interior design. Is not this nation has a lot of institutional design and designers? Just how the industry would cooperate with designers and design institutions to create interiors with a breath of batik products. Do we just want to be spectators who witnessed our classical batik decoration used by the designers of other countries to patented as their copyright? Or we ourselves develop our classic batik decoration in various elements of interior decoration.

It is not possible someday classical decorative motif appearing in the wallpaper, floor tiles, ceramic walls, sofa cloth, curtain cloth, carpet, gypsum list, chandeliers. With the touch of a breath of batik designers Indonesia, Batik Indonesia will become the nation's identity with a new, more modern interpretations that can be accepted by the public and younger generation in particular.

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