Batik design becomes one of the important parts in the process of making batik. Design is what determines whether the batik will be sought or not. This design must be done by an expert in making batik design. Someone who already understand very well about the design and batik motif that will be booming in the market.
In ancient times, the design of batik as if determined by a tradition. In other words, a batik designer can not be arbitrary in creating designs or batik motifs. Rather, it must follow a number of rules or standards set by the ancestors.
There is a philosophy of Batik design
Some designs or batik motif quite a lot. Like Ceplok motif. This motif has a design that is identical with geometric shapes. Generally ceplok motif consists of roses and other classic designs. In addition there is also a batik design with kawung motif. This motif is very famous in his day, because no indiscriminate people can wear batik clothing with this motif. This motif is only worn by the royal circles only. If you do not know about the motive kawung, this motif is like cross-sectional palm coconut.
Then there is also a broken parang motif. Batik with this type of motif is very popular. This motif illustrates the struggle between man and human desires. There is also a motive barong machete. This motif is almost the same as the broken machete motif, but the motive barong machete has a longer indentation and sprawl. The nature of batik with this motif is batik motif that is considered sacred is only worn by the king alone. In addition to the king should not wear this type of motif batik clothes.
There is a philosophy about this motive, that the king is careful to guard himself. Thus, he can be an honest, just and able king to prosper his people. In addition, there is also a motif that is considered as the oldest motif of batik nitik motif. It is said that this motif is adapted from the woven fabric motif brought by traders from the Indian Gujarat who came to Indonesia.