Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Decorative bird as a batik motif, that is inspired by the beauty of a bird's wing flap

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296816,
        author={M. Faisal Ramadhani and Annisa Indah Aprilia and Nanny Sri Lestari},
        title={Decorative bird as a batik motif, that is inspired by the beauty of a bird's wing flap},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={prosperity life community birds culture},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296816}
    }
    
  • M. Faisal Ramadhani
    Annisa Indah Aprilia
    Nanny Sri Lestari
    Year: 2020
    Decorative bird as a batik motif, that is inspired by the beauty of a bird's wing flap
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296816
M. Faisal Ramadhani1,*, Annisa Indah Aprilia1, Nanny Sri Lestari1
  • 1: Universitas Indonesia
*Contact email: Goonerfaisal12@gmail.com

Abstract

Flora and fauna is a buffer for human life. The existence of flora and faunais not only a complement to human life but at the same time can be an inspiration for art for humans. This study discusses various batik motifs associated with bird images. There are many batik motifs that are known by the public. Florals, fauna and objects in general. The focus of this research is to trace one batik motif, the bird motif. Pictures of birds in Javanese batik motifs vary greatly. That way there will be many ways of describing the bird motif in this batik cloth. The purpose of this study is to reveal and explain the cultural messages contained behind the batik motifs with bird pictures. Birds are considered as a symbol of hope for strength, greatness and eternity. The concept is a concept that seems simple in maintaining harmony, harmony and balance, but how to achieve it is not simple. Through measured observations on each batik motif with a picture of a bird, there is one meaning behind the motif. The meaning of this condition, are the basic of the people's point of view in their daily lives. Besides meaning there is also a message to be conveyed from generation to generation about human life in this world. In addition, through the cultural roots of bird animal symbols, there is a strong link between meaning and message, interlocking with each other.