Nglowong Batik Techniques as One of the Local Culture Preservation

Dwi Mas Agung Basuki, Kun Setyaning Astuti


Batik Giriloyo, is one of the very famous batik, with the authenticity of the motif and the subtlety of workmanship. Batik Giriloyo is one of the heritage of ancestors, preserved and developed with the current development, while maintaining its authenticity. A wide variety of motifs, both contemporary and classic, evolve with the changing times. The Batik Tulis, the legacy of the Keraton craftsmen at that time, is still considered a principle that continues to be used as a guideline in the manufacture of batik. The study was conducted from January to February 2022, located in Giriloyo, Bantul regency of Yogyakarta special region. The research focus on the development of batik Giriloyo and Nglowong technique. One of the stages in the manufacture of traditional batik is still maintained its authenticity. Nglowong technique is the process of incising wax, on a piece of material that has been on nyorek process in the previous stage. It takes expertise and high ability to be able to produce batik with a good quality. Nglowong technique is one of the stages of the process of making batik in the area. This technique is closely related to the life of local people who are still engaged by local craftsmen. The quality of batik cannot be separated from the early stages of making batik. Traditional techniques and taste sensitivity become one in the process of batik and produced the best quality and continued.


Cultural Heritage; Batik Tulis; Nglowong Technique

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