Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Local Wisdom, INCOLWIS 2019, August 29-30, 2019, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Batik Jambi as a Reflection of Local Wisdom

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.29-8-2019.2289021,
        author={Supana  Supana},
        title={Batik Jambi as a Reflection of Local Wisdom},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Local Wisdom, INCOLWIS 2019, August 29-30, 2019, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={INCOLWIS},
        year={2019},
        month={10},
        keywords={batik jambi motif local wisdom},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-8-2019.2289021}
    }
    
  • Supana Supana
    Year: 2019
    Batik Jambi as a Reflection of Local Wisdom
    INCOLWIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-8-2019.2289021
Supana Supana1,*
  • 1: Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, Surakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: supana_77@staff.uns.ac.id

Abstract

Indonesia has a variety of batik repertoire, then many areas in this country have batik with its each characteristic. Jambi as one of the provinces in Indonesia also has its own batik tradition. The richness and diversity of its flora and fauna color the variety of batik Jambi motifs. As Javanese batik filled with content of philosophical meaning, Batik Jambi also contains noble values as a reflection of the local wisdom of its people. This research tries to reveal the local wisdom contained in Batik Jambi.This research employs descriptive qualitative method. The method was conducted by describing the object of the study in detail and depth. The simplicity of Batik Jambi motifs in the form of separated paintings (ceplok-ceplok) and uncomplicated reflects a simple, egalitarian and open society to outside cultures. Local wisdom contained in Batik Jambi involves various aspects of life, including the relationship of human with God, human relationships with each other, noble behavior, how best to do something to achieve results, and the importance of welfare in the inner life. Batik Jambi is not only a cloth with a beautiful motive, but also a medium to preserve and conserve the local wisdom of its people.