Batik is a source of national pride, recognized and loved globally.
While many people are familiar with the vibrant colors and flowery designs of batik from Pekalongan or the traditional patterns from Surakarta in Central Java, not many people know that
South Tangerang in Banten also has its own batik.
South Tangerang batik highlights the province’s culture, flora and fauna in its motifs.
The batik draws inspiration from the endangered Javan rhinoceros, orchids and the golok traditional machete.
South Tangerang batik was initiated by batik artist Nelty Fariza.
The owner of Sekar Purnama Gallery often holds batik workshops and participates in exhibitions around the world, including in Japan and China.
She hopes more and more people will recognize batik from the city and help preserve the tradition.