Cultural Consciousness: A case study of dying art on Batik Block in Malaysia

Authors

  • Faradiba Liana Naser Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, 40450, Malaysia
  • Hanif Khairi
  • Rafeah Legino Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, 40450, Malaysia
  • Rahman Rosman Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, 40450, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2935

Keywords:

Cultural Consciousness, Dying Art, Batik Block

Abstract

Malaysia's traditional batik block is a national treasure. However, it is slowly dying out, especially on the east coast. With globalisation and rapid technological change, batik block production is becoming limited as younger generations lose interest in block making. Few master block makers remain in Malaysia. Cultural awareness of block makers towards the Batik community and society is required. This research paper aims to make the traditional batik block more interesting and stimulating through innovation that does not change the original block state. The art of block making will continue to flourish to preserve Malaysia's traditional culture.

Keywords: Cultural Consciousness, Dying Art, Batik Block

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA CE-Bs by E-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-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.v6iSI5.2934

Published

2021-09-01

How to Cite

Naser, F. L., Khairi, H. ., Legino, R. ., & Rosman, R. . (2021). Cultural Consciousness: A case study of dying art on Batik Block in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI5), 111-117. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2935