Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social, Science, and Technology, ICSST 2021, 25 November 2021, Tangerang, Indonesia

Research Article

Lasem’s Batik Revival through the Revitalization of Arabic Calligraphy and Chinese Sinography

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-11-2021.2318807,
        author={Dewi Isma Aryani},
        title={Lasem’s Batik Revival through the Revitalization of Arabic Calligraphy and Chinese Sinography},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social, Science, and Technology, ICSST 2021, 25 November 2021, Tangerang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSST},
        year={2022},
        month={7},
        keywords={arabic calligraphy; batik lasem; chinese sinography; integration; revitalization},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-11-2021.2318807}
    }
    
  • Dewi Isma Aryani
    Year: 2022
    Lasem’s Batik Revival through the Revitalization of Arabic Calligraphy and Chinese Sinography
    ICSST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-11-2021.2318807
Dewi Isma Aryani1,*
  • 1: Diploma-III Program of Fine Arts and Design, Jalan Prof. drg. Suria Sumantri, Bandung
*Contact email: dewi.ia@art.maranatha.edu

Abstract

This study aims to map the motifs of Arabic calligraphy and Chinese sinography carried out by the Lasem batik production house. The data were collected from literature studies, interviews with the owner of Lasem batik, namely Sekar Kencana, to be analyzed using ATUMICS qualitative methods. Overall, it was found that the presence of motifs from Arabic calligraphy and Chinese sinography positively affected the value of Lasem batik produced. However, the integration of these two motifs has no significant effect on the increase in production and orders from consumers. In addition, this study found that the acculturation of several cultural elements can affect new target consumers who have multiethnic backgrounds. Most of the studies on Arabic calligraphy and Chinese sinography focus on religiosity, but less on its relationship to certain decorative motifs in batik. Therefore, this study contributes to the literature by examining the effect of Arabic calligraphy and Chinese sinography produced on the intangible value in Lasem batik.