Batik Museum..you must visit it
October 5, 2012 11:41pm CST
Batik is one of the indonesian heritage.. maybe some of another country try to steal or admit that batik is their heritage.. but UNESCO had admitted that Batik is coming from indonesia.. but unfortunatelly, many indonesian didn`t know much information about Batik so, maybe this information is good for us include me too.. one of the good vacation place so you are fun but you know about batik The place is Batik Museum If iam not wrong, there are 2 batik museum, one in Jogjakarta and one in pekalongan.. but i discuss the historical batik museum in pekalongan Pekalongan is one of the city in Central java.. The batik museum is located in Jl Jetayu no 1, pekalongan.. What the museum offer to us?? I can see we can learn about batik history from time to time..from the batik style in dutch era, and the influence japan era to the batik (hokokai javanese motives), the batik is influenced by arabic, chinnese and so on... But the museum offer many things for us..it is the good ones.. There are style batiks from outside java especially from Sumatera...There are many other interesting collections you can see at this museum. The building of Batik museum is the former of Pekalongan city hall..The dutch style in Pekalongan city hall become the unique and enrich the history side for this building....What about how to reach the museum?? You can reach using several transportation moda.. And what about the fee when we want to enter this museum??it`s very cheap Only IDR 5,000 for the common people and only 1,000 for the student..It`s very cheap.. So when do you visit Pekalongan, one of city in Central java, maybe this is the good place for you.. More you know about Indonesian culture, more you love this country.. Share too about your knowledge about batik, pekalongan or maybe another indonesian heritage and make you are proud of your country..Thanks for reading too
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6 Oct 12
Actually I have book about Batik and want to upload the picture of my Batik book and also the equipment to make Batik cloth but Im not home now so I will do it tomorrow. I think many schools here teach Batik, and few days ago Stella Duce Highschool has break Guiness World Record in painting Batik. Learning Batik is not just learning how to paint on cloth but we also taught about the meaning of the Batik pattern because each province has different ornament/motive and each represent symbol or special meaning. Every Friday and Saturday people (students, teachers, officers) are required wearing Batik, so we can learn how to appreciate our culture and be proud of that. I have never been to Museum Batik in Yogyakarta, I heard about it but never go there. But I often go to Mirota Batik to buy Batik clothes
6 Oct 12
maybe iam waiting too your batik boo it`s interesting things you should be luck stay in Jogjakarta.. too much good things in your city.. it`s good policy too from a jogja government when they make friday and saturday are special day for batik if there are not jogja or indonesian people respect the culture, who will respect our culture??
• United States
6 Oct 12
This post by fashionfever tells me more of what I want to know. Batik to you is cultural, but not all the rest of us know that there are different themes and motifs depending on where you live. I would love to see some pictures of batik uploaded.
7 Oct 12
first to my knowledge there's a conversion batik in Solo and Jogja, but the growth in time I grew to know that batik is not only in the two cities alone. however, a lot of the archipelago thathas batik fabric with characteristic of each region. with the recognition of UNESCO that batik was declared a hallmark ofndonesian fabric I also feel very proud. hopefully Indonesian people always preserve batik cloth in order not to be recognized loleh other countries.
• United States
6 Oct 12
I think there are a lot of us who do not know much about batik. In the US it is an art or craft that we can learn, just for something lovely to see. You can also buy heavily dyed fabrics that are called batik but are not traditional as you describe. This makes me want to learn more.