Batik Indonesia is never endless to be discussed and explored more deeply about history and philosophy. Each batik motif has a very interesting meaning and history to continue to be followed and researched. As we will discuss today about our favorite batik is, Batik Jawa Hokokai. Indeed, this batik get influence from Japan which at that time could colonize our country Indonesia, but we see the good side, a special good motif that makes Indonesia has one more rare batik motif.
Javanese Batik Hokokai has emerged since the influence of Japan that has a huge impact on the development of social, cultural, economic and political maturation. This is evident in the development of batik on the north coast of Java island. In the period of Japanese occupation with the changing political conditions, but the spirit of Pekalongan people to keep making batik persist, even through the economic organization Hokokai which is driven by Japan has developed batik with batik name in accordance with the name of the organization that is Java Hokokai.
As for the experience of Hokokai after the independence era came the batik cooperative Pekalongan. Then, from the cooperative this creative idea from the craftsmen appears to meet the demands of the existing market. The variety of batik produced is the influence of environment and culture. Batik in Pekalongan itself reflects the picture of the age that gave birth to batik in his day. This is when compared with batik growing in Central Java area such as from Surakarta and Yogyakarta, Pekalongan batik has its own market share in the development of Indonesian batik.
In general, Pekalongan people have an open attitude in receiving influence from outside and away from the influence of liberalist, so that this situation impact on Java Hokokai batik motif that developed in Pekalongan. Javanese Batik Hokokai has a more varied color with the application on the object of smaller motifs, so that when compared with Surakarta and Yogyakarta style batik, Javanese Hokokai batik style looks more complicated. Because the complexity has a level the difficulty is higher, it is not surprising if the Java batik Hokokai by some people argue that Javanese batik Hokokai should be produced by using printing techniques, in order to more quickly in the production process.
In addition, the high price of one piece of batik cloth can be judged in several ways, such as from the manufacture technique, the material used and the historical value. Because the technique of making Java batik Hokokai quite complicated, then the number of colors used also affect the value and haga selling. Now with the variety of colors and motifs of batik cloth is very varied, and the various functions of batik cloth but the Java Hokokai batik still has its own role in several events such as one of the fashion show.
Hokokai batik cloth is marketed ranges from Rp 4,000,000-Rp. 7.500.000 more, depending on the motif and coloring used. The price is mainly influenced by the complexity and complexity of complex, long-lasting motives, materials and techniques that take 1-3 months to even one year. Thus, when it becomes a dress of course the price will be higher. Because consumers will certainly choose a trusted tailor.
Still curious to know more about Batik Indonesia Java Hokokai? Patience first yes, we continue the discussion about the Java Batik Hokokai in the next article, let more curious. Hehehe.
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