Indonesian Classical Batik, Wahyu Tumurun Etnic Pattern

Batik with revelation motifs Tumurun is one of the motifs that are often used. This motif is much preferred because of the beauty of the pattern and its deep philosophy. We can recognize this motif easily from the specificity of the pattern. Just look at the pattern of the main motive. Flying crown pattern looks more prominent with the addition of a pair of chicken motif or bird face to face. Inside a common crown is filled with flowers. As an additional motif, there is a growing pattern of plants that blossom, or in a variety of batik better known as cement motifs. Can also be decorated with floral motifs or truntum, motif ukel, sogan, also granitan. This additional motif as a variation of the main motif of revelation he down.


Batik motif revelation Tumurun has been known since the year 1480 in Jogjakarta region, then spread to various regions. In each region is the motif of revelation he has experienced the development of motive variations. In Jogjakarta, the commonly used bird motif is the peacock. Peacock is considered as a local symbol of Jogjakarta that shows the origin of batik motif. While in Solo varying the peacock motif with the phoenix bird, the phoenix bird is not a local bird. The replacement of peacocks with phoenix is due to the influence of Chinese culture which was then developed in Solo.

Patterns in batik motif revelation he has a meaning and a certain philosophy. The flying crown pattern that became the ultimate motif symbolizes glory. His philosophy illustrates the hope that his wearers will be guided, blessed, grace, and the abundant grace of Almighty God. Hope to achieve success in achieving goals, position or rank. Whereas in a special case such as marriage, this motif implies the blessing of inner life in married life, harmony and lasting and eternal happiness. In the meaning of this household life that makes the motif of revelation “tumurun” chosen as a special motif often worn in traditional wedding ceremony of Java.

In the past, for the preparation of pattern making or batik motif must be through a fairly heavy process. Batik pattern makers willing to fast 40 days 40 nights before starting to arrange batik patterns. This is what makes classical batik has a profound philosophical and historical significance. Every pattern created, the lines and dots that make up the batik motif contain prayer and divine hope on the divine.


There is also batik revelation motif derived from the region Putra Mangkunegaran. This type of batik is batik kraton. Batik is commonly used by the bride at the time of call. Revelation means grace, means down means down, by using this cloth both brides get the grace from the Almighty in the form of a happy and prosperous life and get guidance from God Almighty.

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