Kajian Estetika Desain Batik Khas Mojokerto “Surya Citra Majapahitâ€

Irfa'ina Rohana Salma

Abstract


Batik as national pride is a valuable art that developed in these regions. Batik as identity of the local arts and culture also have potential as a creative industry that is able to improve the welfare of the craftsmen. This potential is what prompted many local governments trying to revive the art of batik potential in the region. The government of Mojokerto in 2012 held Batik Design Competition which produced some designs as the winner, which are then used as typical motif of the region. Aesthetic assessment of batik design winning competition aims to determine the winner of the content of its values of beauty and uniqueness. The methods employed in the literature study approach. The study focused on a favorite winning competitian have taken title: "Citra Surya Majapahit" by Edi Eskak artists from Yogyakarta, as it is assumed to contain a universal aesthetic value so that it can be understood and accepted by the wider. This assessment matches to batik design values as the unique beauty of batik artifacts unearthed from the Majapahit kingdom. The design reflects the uniqueness of the local batik but contains a universal beauty. Aesthetic value motif present in the composition, color, compatibility with typical Mojokerto, and the amount of philosophical meaning. 
Mojokerto batik design gained from artifacts unearthed relics of the Majapahit kingdom in the form of symbol known as Surya Majapahit be composed with motifs of leaves, flowers, rice, and cotton.
Keywords: aesthetics, batik designs, Surya Citra Majapahit, Mojokerto.

 


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