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BATIK DAMAR KURUNG: EXPLORATION OF WOMEN PERFORMATIVITY IN JAVA CULTURE

Christianna, Aniendya and Renaningtyas, Luri (2018) BATIK DAMAR KURUNG: EXPLORATION OF WOMEN PERFORMATIVITY IN JAVA CULTURE. In: THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CREATIVE MEDIA, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (REKA2018) , 25-09-2018 - 25-09-2018, SOLO - Indonesia.

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    Abstract

    This paper aims to explore the performance of women in Java culture that is reflected in the ornamental batik Damar Kurung typical of Gresik. Javanese women have a position as a support pillar of Javanese culture, not only physically but also psychic which includes perception, imagination and interpretation of Javanese cultural values. Damar Kurung is a typical lantern of Gresik that serves as a marker of the coming month of Ramadan. The culture of light is gradually eroded because of its function that is no longer relevant, especially since electric lights dominate human life. Beginning in the 16th century Damar Kurung has become a canvas for the cultural dynamics social and religious life of coastal communities, mainly Gresik. The ornamens that decorate Damar Kurung have been preserved for generations by female artists: Masmundari. When she died at the age of more than 100 years in 2005, Damar Kurung had also slowly faded. This qualitative research describes the performance of Javanese women in Damar Kurung decoration. It takes for approximately 8 months to wrap it all included the observation, design stage and the implementation towards the design results. The data analysis is descriptive, which is useful to describe factual findings of Damar Kurung decorative characteristics along with its historical chronology. The findings of the data are classified in accordance with the findings of the theme of womens existence, to be developed as innovation of new batik ornamens. Thus the development of decorative Damar Kurung into batik motif is regarded to be an efforts to preserve it as a national intangible heritage. It is expecting to inspiring the designers or crafmen to utilize the heritage to improve the economy of creative industries based on local wisdom.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Batik, Damar Kurung, Woman, Culture, Java.
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
    N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
    Divisions: Faculty of Art and Design > Visual Communication Design Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 23:54
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 20:24
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18175

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