Sampang

By Batik_Fractal On 04 Apr 2020

Although still part of East Java, Madura has prominent cultural characteristics. The hard, decisive, and brave character of the Madurese is reflected in almost all of its cultural attractions and artifacts. Batik Madura, has become one of the most popular in Indonesia. Responding to this, the Sampang City Trade and Industry Office together with Batik Fractal in 2018 then held technical guidance for making contemporary batik motifs of Sampang.

Striking colors like red, yellow, green, and bright blue are generally known as the characteristic of batik cloth from Madura. It is said that the color is a symbol of Madurese life. Since long time ago, the motifs have been dominated by coastal batik motifs, animal figures such as chickens, birds and insects. In the training held by Batik Fractal, the craftsmen were trained to create contemporary motifs that still carry the spirit of Madura culture.

Some new motifs are made and then produced by craftsmen and marketed. Now the tradition that is said to be inherited from the Pemelingan Kingdom in the 16th century has been apparently renewed. This contemporary style ultimately strengthens Sampang and Madura’s cultural identity through its increasingly popular contemporary batik.

Walau masih bagian dari Jawa Timur, madura telah memiliki kekhasan budaya yang menonjol. Karakter suku Madura yang keras, tegas, dan berani tercemin di hampir seluruh atraksi maupun artefak kebudayaannya. Batik Madura, telah jadi salah satu yang paling populer di Indonesia. Merespon hal ini, Dinas Perdagangan and Perindustrian kota Sampang bersama Batik Fractal pada 2018 lalu mengadakan bimbingan teknis pembuatan motif batik khas Sampang.

Warna-waran mencolok seperti merah, kuning, hijau, dan biru terang umumnya diketahuai sebagai ciri khas kain batik dari Madura. Konon, warnanya merupakan simbol kehidupan orang madura. Sejak dulu, motif-motifnya didominasi oleh motif batik pesisir, figur-figur binatang seerti ayam, burung, dan serangga. Pada pelatihan yang diadakan Batik Fractal, para perajin dilatih untuk menciptakan motif-motif kontemporer yang masih membawa ruh budaya Madura.

Beberapa motif baru yang dihasilkan lalu diproduksi oleh perajin dan dipasarkan. Kini tradisi yang konon diwariskan dari Kerajaan Pemelingan di abad 16 telah memperbarui rupanya. Gaya kontemporer ini pada akhirnya justru memperkuat identitas kultural Sampang dan Madura sendiri lewat batik-batik kontemporernya yang makin populer.

2018:

l Bimbingan Teknis Pembuatan Motif Batik khas Sampang – Dinas perdagangan dan perindustrian – 2018

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