The Flora Motif as Design Identity in Local Traditional Block Batik

Authors

  • Rabiatuadawiyah Kari Postgraduate Research Student, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam 40450 Selangor Malaysia
  • Mohd Azhar Samin Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam 40450 Selangor Malaysia
  • Rafeah Legino Formgiving Research Group, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam 40450 Selangor Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2542

Abstract

This study discusses that floral motifs as the dominant traditional motifs in Malaysian block batik. In the 20th century, the block makers created any motif with purpose—the traditional block batik motifs not revealed due to lack of secure identity upon the development of high-tech modernisation.  Based on the sequence of this issue, this study aims to classify the various types of local block motifs and designs. The classification base on their features using a suitable procedure. The crucial outcomes where the motifs of block batik still show the elements and innovation of the local motif identity.

Keywords: Block Batik; Design; Motif; Identity

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2542

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Kari, R. ., Samin, M. A. ., & Legino, R. . (2020). The Flora Motif as Design Identity in Local Traditional Block Batik. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 123-127. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2542