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Yogya-Solo, Batik City of Central Java as “Traditional Clothing Keraton”

Source: batikwisata.co.id

Solo anda Yogyakarta can be one of batik city of central java. Batik as one of the nation's cultural heritage that was born from the people, has evolved along with the changing times and environment around it. Since the time of the majesty of the Hindu Mataram kingdom until the introduction of religion for religion to the island of Java, even up to the time of independence, batik as one example of the form of wealth of design always comes with shades and colors that can describe the era and environment that gave birth.

Etymologically, the word batik comes from the Javanese language, "ombo" meaning wide, broad, fabric, and "point" meaning point or matik (batik making verb), which then develops into the term "batik", which means connecting the point into a particular image on a wide or wide fabric. Batik also has a sense of everything associated with making certain points on the fabric mori.

One characteristic of batik is a way of depicting motifs on cloth that uses the process of “pemalaman”, namely scraping the night (wax) placed on a container named canting and stamp. At first only known batik, but later developed into batik cap and print.

Batik never stops growing, even always changing with the times and culture that make people. Almost every region in Indonesia has a batik style with characteristic motifs and philosophical values contained in it. In addition to Java, some places like Madura, Bali, Kalimantan, Papua, and Jambi, some people have considered batik as one of the main livelihoods. Here are some of Indonesia's known batik producing centers. Which cities?

Batik Jogja, Batik city of central java

Batik art is a traditional art that has existed in the land of Java since several centuries ago. Batik development began in Central Java, and batik Yogyakarta is one of the pieces of batik development that exist at this time.

Batik Yogyakarta can not be separated from the agreement Giyanti in 1755, when there was a split in the kingdom of Mataram, and the establishment of Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hardiningrat. Clothing from the Kingdom of Mataram was brought from Surakarta to Ngayogyakarta, then Sri Susuhunan Pakubuwono II designed a new fashion that became a traditional clothing Keraton Surakarta different from Ngayogyakarta fashion.

Solo Batik, Batik city of central java

Solo Batik is one of batik that is very famous with traditional patterns and patterns both in the process of stamp atapun batik tulisnya. Pattern in the famous solo batik is "Sidoluruh and Sidomukti", as for the materials used in the process of staining commonly used is soga Jawa that has been used since ancient times.

The color is more diverse and the variety of decoration is naturalistic. Of the many types of Indonesian batik, Pekalongan batik is one of the typical Indonesian batik motifs favored by the people of dunia.Batik is a patterned fabric that has historical and philosophical value.

In the days of the kingdom, batik is only limited to the family environment of the palace. As a result of large wars, some families of the palace to evacuate and this palace family who develops batik to the wider community in remote Java. Batik solo is a type of batik that has been famous and is most in demand by consumers both domestically and abroad, due to its style and good quality.

Source : Yulibu Blog 

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