The Art of Batik Lasem

Sheets of batik cloth lasem store traces of the acculturation of ethnic Javanese and Chinese who have been hundreds of years old. His tracks are recorded on various lasem batik motifs and his pink-colored red tones are identical and famous all over the country.

Lasem batik products have long been known since the heyday of Majapahit. In its journey, batik lasem has absorbed various forms of cultural interaction and change considering the location of the coastal so much influenced by outside culture. Particularly at the arrival of Admiral Cheng Ho on Lasem earth, which influences various han characters, dragon motifs, kilns, hong birds from China combined with Lasem’s unique motifs such as sekar jagad, latohan, kricak.

The characteristics of batik in Majapahit period with the basic color of white and dominated by light brown and dark blue. At that time, widely used colors of natural materials, such as from plants and plant roots. Only after the arrival of Cheng Ho, Lasem batik colors are brighter, dominated by a red color identical with courage and luck. As for the matter of color, lasem is dominant red, red getih pitik. According to experts from Japan, this is because the water in Lasem contains certain minerals that when dipersenyawakan with chemicals produce a brilliant red color. However, Currently, the change in red lasem is quite drastic. Only part of the color is still the same as the classic red laseman.

 

 

Geographical Info

Lasem lies in Rembang Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the northeastern part of Central Java province in Indonesia.

 

Rembang Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the northeastern part of Central Java province in Indonesia.

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