History of Batik Banten. Batik Banten is one type of batik originated from Banten Province, is very rich in philosophy that contain historical stories on each motif taken from toponyms, which is a scientific language of the origin, the name of a place, use, meaning, and typology. 12 motifs Batik Banten, patented in 2003 to show the originality of the work or the legacy of a nation and keep in mind also that, Batik Banten is the first time a patent from UNESCO.
Banten society already has a tradition of the batik start of the 17th century, which at that time commonly referred to as a blanket batik or simbut. When the heyday of empire Banten start over, then the batik tradition began to fade and was developed further in 2002 through research by archaeologists to create a motif that shows the variety of offerings identity until it was discovered more than 75 motifs and 12 of them are patented.
Uniqueness of Batik Banten
Batik Banten has shades of color tend to be cheerful by utilizing a combination of pastel colors are soft memorable. This is to represent the people of Banten expressive character with a soft heart. Pastel colors generated on the actual batik because it was the assimilation of the culture “china fortress”. As for the motif Batik Baduy are difficult to change the color that consists of a blue and black only. Meanwhile, Banten Batik motifs of the most famous is the motif Batik Paku Debus and Surosowan.
Batik Banten has a characteristic pattern classic decorative pottery and ceramics classic local legacy of the Kingdom of Banten. Batik Banten tells a lot about the history of Banten, which also contains the philosophy taken from the name of the building, place, title, also the name of the site area of the Kingdom of Banten. Batik Banten who took the name of the place, namely Pancaniti, Pamaranggen, Pasepen, Singayaksa, Pajantren, Pasulaman, Srimanganti, Datulaya, and Surosowan. If Batik Banten combined with the model of the modern woman batik shirt will be very present at all and certainly favored by young people. Here are 12 Batik motif Banten already obtained a patent from UNESCO:
- Motif batik sabakingking
- Motif batik mandalikan
- Motif batik srimanganti
- Motif batik pasepen
- Motif batik pejantren
- Motif batik pasulaman
- Motif batik kapurban
- Motif batik kawangsan
- Motif batik pamaranggen
- Motif batik surosowan
- Motif batik pancaniti
- Motif batik datu laya
Batik motifs have a basic pattern in decoration derived from historical objects which Terwengkal artifacts that are the result of the excavation of the archaeologists in 1976 in Banten.
Whatever the color, Batik Banten has a tendency gray soft where it is demonstrated that the character of the Banten generally has properties such as: ideas, ideals, his will, and the mental attitude tend to be high, but always with a disposition that is simple and calm, appropriate color batik.
The philosophy of the batik motif name is always associated with a history of Banten where the name comes from the motif “toponym ancient villages, the nomenclature of space in the Kingdom of Banten and the name of a title of nobility or sultan”. For Indonesian version from the History of Batik Banten you can go to -> Sejarah Batik Banten dan Penjelasannya.
Bibliography The History of Batik Banten
- Encep, T., 2013, Mengapa Batik Banten Berbeda?,online: http://goo.gl/Hs18pb, Kompasiana, accessed 11 August 2015.
- Anonim, “Batik banten”, online:https://goo.gl/kUntwH, Wikipedia, Accessed 11 August 2015