Study on Application of Batik Technique on Wood and Batik Decorative Motifs at Sculptural Souvenir of Loro Blonyo Statue

Slamet Subiyantoro


The aims of this research are: (1) To find out the process stages in application of batik technique on woodenmaterial at the sculptural souvenir of loro blonyo statue, (2) To analyze the batik elements applied at thesculptural souvenir of loro blonyo statue. This research applies qualitative analytical method, while the data arecollected by using the techniques of in-depth interview, participative observation and analysis on contents ofdocuments and archives. Samples are taken by applying the purposive sampling technique upon the subjectsbeing analyzed or upon the selected informants. This analysis applies the technique of interactive model under acontinuous cycle covering the steps as follows: (1) Data Collecting, (2) Data Reducing, (3) Data Presenting, and(4) Conclusion Making. Outputs of this research indicate that the application of batik technique on woodenmaterial for sculptural souvenir of loro blonyo statue is done by using the batik painting and batik writingtechniques. Application of batik at the sculptural souvenir of loro blonyo statue applies various kinds of specificJavanese classical decorative batik motifs and the contemporary creation in which both of them are completedwith ‘isen-isen’ (fillers) and ‘sawut’ (sowing) of leaves. The classical motifs applied as decoration among othersare the motifs of kawung, sidoluhur, sidomukti, parang and truntum.Key-words: Written batik, painted batik, sculptural souvenir, loro blonyo, motif

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