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Batik of Indonesia: a site to discover Batik, art of textile of Central Java and other places in Indonesia










 Solo was one of the two sultanates, with all the traditions and customs of their courts, and the center of Hindu-Javanese culture.

The Kraton (or court) was not only the residence of the kings, but also the center of government, religion and culture.

this was reflected in the art of the region, especially in its batiks: in the motifs as well as in the colors, and its special rules governing the wearing of batik.

 

 In solo there were special rules about wearing batik. These had to do with

- the social position of the wearer

- the occasion on which the batik was worn or used, in connection with the meaning and hope or wish symbolized by the motif.

 Kain Panjang from a Solo designer

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