Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Cultural Sciences, ISCS 2020, 4 November 2020, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

Drawapala Tanding Corona: Global Local Representation of Batik Pattern

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2308904,
        author={Fatmawati  Fatmawati and Romy  Setiawan and Dyanningrum  Pradhikta},
        title={Drawapala Tanding Corona: Global Local Representation of Batik Pattern },
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Cultural Sciences, ISCS 2020, 4 November 2020, Malang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISCS},
        year={2021},
        month={6},
        keywords={dwarapala corona batik pattern exploration},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2308904}
    }
    
  • Fatmawati Fatmawati
    Romy Setiawan
    Dyanningrum Pradhikta
    Year: 2021
    Drawapala Tanding Corona: Global Local Representation of Batik Pattern
    ISCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2308904
Fatmawati Fatmawati1,*, Romy Setiawan1, Dyanningrum Pradhikta1
  • 1: Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
*Contact email: fatma@ub.ac.id

Abstract

The development of local batik pattern manifests a potential development of new batik patterns. When many regions have developed the batik potencies they have, several other regions are in the process of exploring theirs by new batik creation and innovations which are perceived to have standout unique motifs. Meanings and symbols in Dwarapala are manifested in Malang batik motifs. The research method used was Chapman’s visual art creation which comprised three stages. Before embodying a product, we had to refine the motifs and select the colors which should refer to the philosophical meanings of Dwarapala. Creating Dwarapala batik motifs not only signified motif exploration but also delivered markers and encouragement to Malang people. These intentions pertained to the existence of Arca Dwarapala, which was the combination of the word dwara (gate) and pala (keeper). The motif symbolized a gatekeeper who protected Malang people from foreign attacks (the Coronavirus). Accordingly, re-exploring local values during disasters (pandemic) was pivotal to evoke the spirit of resistance and endurance during crises. Additionally, the Dwarapala batik motif would be a reminiscent artifact which marked a certain era, through which the future generation would be able to remind of past events.