Batik is a pictorial fabric that is specially made by writing or putting the night on the cloth, then processing is processed in a certain way that has a peculiarity. Today 2 october is Indonesian National batik day. As a whole of technology, technology, and related motif and cultural development, by UNESCO has been designated as Humanitarian Heritage for Oral and Nonbendawi Culture since October 2, 2009. Quoted from Wikipedia
The meaning of batik patterns & history in the national batik day
- Minangkabau Batik Style
Since the kingdom of Baturuyung in Batusangkar. According to the history of this batik comes from china brought by chinese traders. Because of its beauty, minang women use this batik as a scarf. But this virtue has disappeared without a trace since the days of possible war since the war against the Japanese state. Until then reintroduced in 1994.
- Ciamis Batik Style
Batik known in the area of ciamis since the diponegoro era around the 19th century. At that time many followers Diponegoro leave Yogyakarta to the south and one of them ciamis city. That’s why ciamis batik motif is similar to the Yogyakarta regional motif. Golden Age ciamis batik about 1960 until early 1980.
- Parang Barong Batik Style
It’s the largest and greatest machete than any other machete. This type of motive has a meaning that a king is always cautious and can control himself.
- Parang Kusumo Batik Style
Batik Parang Kusumo taken from the word “KUSUMO” which means flowers. Another sense of the younger generation as a flower of hope in the future. Motif Parang Kusumo consists of floral and fire motifs. This batik developed during the senopati in the 16th century.
Attached to the above are some examples of batik that exist in Indonesia. If the dig, there are still many batik patterns that exist, because almost in all regions in Indonesia have their own batik motifs.