Jokihoki.Com Let us tell you about the Land Select Pesako Betuah or Jambi. There, the fate of batik is much brighter than the big cities in Sumatra. Batik workshops can be found in the District Pelayangan. Location separated Batang Hari river to the downtown area in the district of Jambi made Pelayangan called "village opposite". Here there are cooperatives that houses dozens of batik.
This district can be reached via bridges through swamps and small-scale oil palm plantations belonging to residents in the suburbs. Before arriving at the bridge, many lined residents who sell fish, fruit, and corn. If you do not want to drive, ride boats only boat that serves crossing from WTC to the village opposite. Oiya, Jambi people call the longest river in Sumatera as the sea.
Batik Jambi writhing from the mid-19th century that time batik commonly used by royalty and leaders of Malay Jambi. Although the last time I stayed in Edinburgh in 2010 motif in Jambi has not been patented, but before through the Regional Office of Industry and Trade of the Province of Jambi, has published the book "Pesona Batik Jambi" in 1998.
Jambi batik motif is simple and contemporary impressed. In general motive was Durian Tableware, Merak Ngeram, Ship sanggat, and the bulk of Manggis. Batik Jambi widely sold in shops and boutiques Area Road Sumantri Bojonegoro, besides of course the office Dekranasda as the container of the craftsmen. In addition to growing in the provincial city, batik is also made by the cottage industry in Sarolangun and Bungo.
Megrim in Desa Kemang which is opposite, we could meet at the same time making batik boutique studio. In the studio belonging to Jambi figures, Asmiah, Jambi identity was confirmed with the architecture of Jambi traditional house constructed of wood.
In the days of the empire, trade and production of batik jambi limited basis. Batik jambi is the craft that can not be owned by anyone, he consumed only by people who have high levels of social life, for example, the royal family or the nobility. With the end of the empire administration jambi, Jambi batik production decreases dramatically. Even if there are batik artisans, it was done by some craftsmen who are already old.
In the Dutch colonial period, news of batik jambi back conserved with the emergence of various articles written by the author of the Dutch, one of which is B.M. Goslings. In the article, stating that the approval Goslings Prof. Vam Eerde he asks Resident Jambi H.E.K. Ezermann to examine batik Jambi. Around October 1928 came the response from Ezermann, that in the middle of the village at that time mmang there is indeed the art of batik artisans and produce work that is very beautiful. (B.M. Goslings, 1928, 141)
Based on that also already seen that since the days of the empire jambi, the Dutch colonial era, Japan and until the war of independence, there are batik in the area jambi but not yet produced en masse as it is now.
Since the New Order development, enhancement and development of batik jambi have done back in incentives and bulk, if in the 1980s the dominant colors of the original jambi, the 90s era used are the colors of Pekalongan and Cirebon. But now Jambi batik back to its original bright color and distinctive character. While batik jambi has a characteristic that is unique and exotic. Both in terms of color and his own motives. Most of the batik dyeing jambi taken from natural materials that exist in nature around jambi, which is a mixture of wood and a variety of herbs, such as the sap wood and fruit wood lambato bulian, pandan leaves, tall timber and timber Sepang. There is also a mix of the two types of materials that are not on jambi like a tall tree seeds and leaves of indigo, which is usually imported directly from Yogyakarta.
In addition to coloring materials, batik jambi also rich with various motifs in bright colors as a symbol of joy and gaiety jambi society. Carrying more than 31 jambi batik motifs that still can be found, such as estuaries jambi temple, glass plate, puncung bamboo shoots, Angso duo winged crown, crescent, Pauh (mango), Antlas (Plant), clouds, and Riang-Riang.