Batik Motif Directory

The Parang motif meets a durian flavoured twist in our collaboration with One Ear Brand. Inspired by a traditional motif from the region of Jambi and using double-edge selvedge technique that's over a 130 years old, these large-sized bandanas boast both fashionability and practicality.

Inspired by the small details of nature, batik Tanahan is a motif that requires expert-level hand-drawn skill to capture intricate flower buds and small plants like ferns or manggar (the flower pistil of a coconut palm tree).

Of the many batik styles and stories embedded in each motif, none is known more for its illustriousness and prestige than Parang. Though this batik motif is worn outside the royal courts today, it still carries the reputation and cosmic wisdom embedded in its design. Here are some types of batik parang and the symbolism and stories behind them.

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Participated in a collective art submission calling for artists to decorate a maple leaf with ancestral methods of design. Excitingly, we’re marking another first milestone and offering satellite workshops in Toronto.

This year, 4/20 falls during the holy month of Ramadan and we're celebrating this unique intersection with a limited run of naturally dyed batik cannabis leaf bandana with 100% of the profits donated to Cannabis Amnesty. 

Batik tulis, or "handwritten" batik, is designed using a canting. This pen-like tool features a wooden handle, a copper container that holds the wax which connects to a copper spout that is used to draw the motif.