Hand drawn Batik Pekalongan Hokokkai style. Hokokkai refer to Japanese style influence circa 1940ish on WWII. Well known for it's finesse of the motives usually butterfly or any oriental flowers such as chrysatimumm. Private collection of Arief Laksono.

Hokokkai refer to Japan style influence circa on WWII. Well known for it's finesse of the motives usually butterfly or any oriental flowers such as chrysatimumm. Private collection of Arief Laksono.

Old stamped batik in "ceplokan" pattern. Ceplokan is one of some geometrical form of batik. The pattern is repetitive in so many different design. One of the most ceplokan pattern is "kawung" - Solo, Central Java

Old stamped batik in "ceplokan" pattern. Ceplokan is one of some geometrical form of batik. The pattern is repetitive in so many different design. One of the most ceplokan pattern is "kawung" - Solo, Central Java

the motif of the top cloth is called Udan Liris or Misty Rain... handstamped batik on cotton from Solo, Central Java

Udan Liris or Misty Rain motif. Hand stamped batik on cotton from Solo, Central Java, Indonesia

Batik gentongan from Madura. In order to get a rich color dye from natural elements such as leaves, flower or wood bark, they have to dip this cloth several weeks in a barrel or gentong in bahasa indonesia, hence the name batik gentongan. Private collection of Arief Laksono.

Batik gentongan from Madura. In order to get a rich color dye from natural elements such as leaves, flower or wood bark, they have to dip this cloth several weeks in a barrel or gentong in bahasa indonesia, hence the name batik gentongan. Private collection of Arief Laksono.

Lintang Trenggono (Bintang yang berkilauan)  Dalam Motif Lintang Trenggono dilukiskan kehadiran binatang-binatang malam yang bermunculan seiring dengan  gemerlapannya cahaya  bintang-bintang di angkasa raya. Dari si pemakainya diharapkan dapat menggambarkan betapa  puas dan bahagianya (terbebas dari beban berat) hati si pemakai dalam menikmati kehidupan malam yang penuh dengan gemerlapannya bintang di angkasa raya.  Motif ini biasanya dikenakan dalam resepsi-resepsi.

Lintang Trenggono (Bintang yang berkilauan) Dalam Motif Lintang Trenggono dilukiskan kehadiran binatang-binatang malam yang bermunculan seiring dengan gemerlapannya cahaya bintang-bintang di angkasa raya. Dari si pemakainya diharapkan dapat menggambarkan betapa puas dan bahagianya (terbebas dari beban berat) hati si pemakai dalam menikmati kehidupan malam yang penuh dengan gemerlapannya bintang di angkasa raya. Motif ini biasanya dikenakan dalam resepsi-resepsi.

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