History of Batik in Bali began 1970 and pioneered by Pande Ketut Krisna, he came from Banjar Tegeha, Batu Bulan Village, Sukawati – Gianyar Bali.
Batik come from word ‘ambatik’ which means ‘a cloth with little dots’. The word of Batik also originale from Javanese word ‘tritik’ which can describe the process of making Batik it self.
Batik is well known in Java island, but Bali has it to with it’s own typical characteristics of Balinese batik.
Balinese Batik Motifs
In every process of making Batik, every region has different typical batik motifs. The combination of traditional and modern motifs mix as one. Batik Bali also applies a blend of Balinese original culture with cultures outside the island of Bali. Therefore the typical Balinese batik motifs are very distinctive and beautiful. Here are some batik motifs in Bali that you need to know.
- Batik Bali Buketan : Buketan comes from the French word ‘bouquet’. Yes, as its name the motif of this Batik is flower
- Batik Bali Ulamsari Mas : The pattern on the Ulamsari Mas Batik motif is shrimp and fish. The motif illustrates the natural wealth that exists in Bali. It can also tell the public that Bali is not only beautiful. Bali is not only a place for trips or vacations. Bali is also very rich in natural resources
- Batik Bali Singa Barong : The Singa Barong Batik motif is an image of Balinese culture. This motif shows the uniqueness and diversity of cultures in Bali. This Singa Barong motif has indirectly preserving Balinese culture. The more people buy and use this batik, the wealth of Bali will be increasingly known by many people.
- Batik Bali Penari Bali : Penari means ‘dancer’ in english. It describe a lots of type of dances in Bali. Batik craftsmen in Bali also want to introduce the Balinese dance through batik motifs
- Batik Bali Merak Abyorhokokai : Merak means ‘peacock’ in English. Abyorhokokai’s Merak Batik motif is actually influenced by Japanese culture. Even so the Abyorhokokai Merak’s motives are also to interpret how the beauty of Bali Island
- Batik Bali Pisan : The name of the Pisan motif was taken from stone carvings in Javanese temples around the 9th century. Nowadays many people called it Batik Pisang. The name of Batik Bali Pisan/Pisang has meaning ‘come back again’. So, many Balinese give this Batik to their lover who will travel far, so they can return or come back to them. This Batik symbolizes hope, prayer, and salvation.
WHERE TO HAVE A BATIK CLASS IN BALI ?
Batik Workshop with Widya
Jl. Sri Wedari No.61
Br. Tegallantang, Ubud, Bali Indonesia
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nyoman Warta Batik Class
12 Jalan Gautama, Ubud
Deking Bali Arts Class
Jl. Raya Bedulu, Bedulu, Kec. Blahbatuh, Kabupaten Gianyar