Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Natural Coloring as a Coloring Material for Batik Craft in Jepara

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2294350,
        author={Alamsyah  Alamsyah and Siti  Maziyah and Agustinus  Supriyono},
        title={Natural Coloring as a Coloring Material for Batik Craft in Jepara},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2019,  21-22 October 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICISPE},
        year={2020},
        month={4},
        keywords={color nature crafts batik craftsmen jepara},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2294350}
    }
    
  • Alamsyah Alamsyah
    Siti Maziyah
    Agustinus Supriyono
    Year: 2020
    Natural Coloring as a Coloring Material for Batik Craft in Jepara
    ICISPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2294350
Alamsyah Alamsyah1,*, Siti Maziyah1, Agustinus Supriyono1
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
*Contact email: alam_mahir@yahoo.com

Abstract

This research, which discussed about natural coloring in batik products in Jepara, used qualitative methods. Data obtained based on observation and interviews with batik craftsmen. The results of the study showed that natural colors were materials that had long been used by craftsmen in batik activities. Along with technological developments, natural coloring was displaced by synthetic coloring, including in the batik process in Jepara. The natural coloring of batik products in Jepara was started to be re-realized in the 2000s as the rise of batik crafts. Along with the rise of batik crafts. In Jepara there were no craftsmen who focused on the natural color usage. Natural coloring used as product samples or made when there were orders from buyers. Although natural coloring product was not routinely made but the natural coloring usage had been implemented by craftsmen in the batik making process. The natural coloring implemented in batik products in Jepara was made of mahogany, teak, papaya leaves, teak leaves, tegeran (Cudrania Javanensis), sapodilla leaves, mango leaves, indigo, etc.