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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Our piece lovingly uses natural dyes. Colours and patterns may vary from piece to piece, making each garment one of a kind Colours variation tend to happen due to various reasons; water pH level, dye-bath temperature and timing while dyeing, natural dye materials harvested in different season.