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About Batik Kerek, Tuban
BATIK Kerek Tuban is a village consists of ladies of batik artisans in Kerek Village, Tuban.
This Tuban craftsmen is coordinated by Ibu Rukayah.BINTANGLIMA IS A COMPANY THAT STARTED IN 2011. IT IS SITUATED IN KEDUNGCANGKRING, SIDOARJO, EAST JAVA. KEDUNGCANGKRING VILLAGE ITSELF HAS LONG HISTORY OF BATIKMAKING SINCE HUNDRED OF YEARS AGO.
How We Found It
It is part of our research with Bandung Institute of Technology and Telkom University.
About Ibu Rukayah, “Kesatrian” Batik Craft Group of Kerek, Tuban
Ibu Rukayah is the coordinator of Batik Business Group “Kesatrian” for batik makers in Kerek, Tuban.
According to Ibu Rukayah, in the 1970s, Kerek was still busy with people who weave Gedog and batik as a distraction when not farming. The sale of cloth at that time is usually only done in the market.
In 1989 batik development reached its peak, where the craftsmen were having orders for uniform contingent of National Sports Week. On that year also batik craftsmen began regularly exhibiting in Jakarta and received great appreciation.
The passion of the batik and weaving industry of Gedog continued until 1991, when they exhibited in America. There they show off how to make traditional gedog and batik cloth.
For all his work, Ibu Rukayah was awarded Upakarti in 1992 from the President of the Republic of Indonesia