Batik of Indonesia:
a site to discover Batik, art of textile of Central Java and other
places in Indonesia
The neighbouring area of
Indramayu is a fishing community and was an important harbour
on the north coast of Java often called at by foreign ships as
well as vessels plying between the islands of the Indonesian
For this reason they did
not wish to make batik that would take too much time to complete.
They used a large canting on plain cloth, and had hardly
any filling on their batiks.
||Gaggeng (left) . Jarot Asem (right)|
|Motifs of batik made in fishing villages are greatly influenced by the flora and the fauna of the surrounding are, for example Jarot Asem (Javanese Tamarind), Dara Kipu or by the sea such as Gaggeng and Urang Ayu. These are all motifs of the coarse and cheaper batik made for common people.||
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