Types of Batik Patterns
Batik originated from Indonesia and has been listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). There are many different patterns that are used to make in Batik technique and we are covering a few here:
- Mega Mendung. This pattern is very popular in Cirebon and it translates to cloudy/almost rainy weather. It showcases cloud in bright colors.
- Parang originates from Solo, Java. It shows a diagonal pattern and it is said to be one of the oldest batik design in Indonesia.
- Batik Kawung is a design that looks like the fruit "Kawung". It originates from Java and it is traditionally only worn with king and his family because it symbolizes justice and power.
- Batik Lasem originates from Central Java and its design and color is influenced by the Chinese, Javanese, Dutch cultures. It is known to have bright colors.
These are only a few of batik patterns that we have covered. We're excited to showcase more Indonesian batik patterns in the future through Kasih Co-op.
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