Recognizing The Uniqueness Of Balinese Batik Motives

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  • Ubud, Gianyar, Bali


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Recognizing The Uniqueness Of Balinese Batik Motives.

Bali can be called a source of inspiration for tourists. From culture to natural conditions have big secrets that can ignite a variety of creative ideas. This can be illustrated by everyday small things, namely in fashion. Fashion or clothes worn every day are the results of taste. These results are represented in fabric patterns, batik.

Batik has a long history in the manufacturing process, so UNESCO provides a place for Indonesian batik as a cultural outcome. Have you ever imagined that every tribe and culture in Indonesia has an identity reflected in a batik pattern? It is truly amazing, that a culture can create its own identity through a built-in relationship. Good relations with nature, social relations, and the Supreme Creator, which can produce great work that can be enjoyed today. 

Balinese batik is quite typical. It is not difficult to recognize it because cultural conditions and natural landscapes are the backdrops to the uniqueness of the original Batik of the Island of the Gods. In fact, you can find very specific and original patterns. Interested in authentic Balinese batik patterns? Well, to recognize it you only need to observe the icons in Bali, then you will find a unique one from a piece of cloth called batik. There are 6 patterns that are popular and can be easily recognized, as follows. 

1. Bali Dancer Patterns 

This batik motif usually describes women Legong dancers. The dancer motif is not full, but the coloring method is balanced and filled with dot accents or repetitive patterns.

2. Barong Patterns 

This motif is easily recognized because Barong has long been a Balinese icon. The motif is rich in color with a neutral color background such as black or dark blue.

3. Bali Buketan Patterns 

The name Buketan is taken from French which means 'a bunch of flowers'. Well, Balinese batik in Buketan has a floral motif decorated with butterfly or bee accents. This batik color tends to impress 'young' and chic.

4. Ulamsari Mas Patterns 

Unlike the previous pattern, Ulamsari Mas is a fish and shrimp patterned batik. The rest, this motif depicts marine animals that describe natural conditions in Bali.

5. Peacock Patterns 

Well, peacocks are also a typical Balinese batik pattern. Although this pattern illustrates the acculturation between Balinese and Japanese cultures, it is known to be original because of its combination of color and pattern beauty.

6. Bali Pisan Patterns 

As we know, Bali is referred to as "Thousand" of Pura Island. This nickname is the inspiration for batik makers. The Bali Pisan pattern describes reliefs in the temple.

From the list of batik patterns above, Balinese culture and nature are straightforwardly illustrated on a piece of batik cloth. Of course, it is inseparable from the aesthetic composition that makes batik lovers fall in love with Balinese patterns. How about you, which batik patterns are you interested in?