Updated: Feb 11, 2020
Batik is an essential icon of Indonesian culture. The batik which comes from the areas around Solo and Yogya is known as court batik. Traditionally the colours used in this batik are blue to symbolize earth, brown to symbolize fire and white to express air and water. Batik Solo usually uses sogan (chocolate brown) on a pale yellow background.
The city in the Land of Java, which is also known as Surakarta, is very popular with its batik production. Solo batik generally has a pattern that depicts nature, such as flowers and birds. Solo batik patterns and motifs also have different symbols and meanings, namely “sido mulyo”, a symbol of happiness, “sido dadi”, a symbol of prosperity, “satrio wibowo”, a symbol of dignity and “asmorodono tikel”, a symbol of love.
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